Tomorrow tickets become available for the 2nd Annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert at the El Rey Theater on November 11 in Los Angeles. Jack’s Mannequin will be playing special sets with The Academy Is… and special guest with some acoustic sets. The foundation that was founded by Jack’s Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon to help raise money for research and awareness for the disease Acute Lymphatic Leukemia (ALL). McMahon who in 2005 was diagnosed with ALL and beat the disease after two rounds of chemotherapy, radiation treatment and also a stem cell transplant from his sister to help him win his fight. The mission statement of the organization is:
Our mission is to be a leader in raising awareness and supporting organizations and charities with the greatest need and highest potential for impact on young adult cancer patients. We specifically aim to find treatments as well as expand on quality of life initiatives, such as counseling for young adult patients and their families. This age group of 15 to 35 year old patients is in desperate need of research. Cancer is the number one disease killer of young adults and studies continually show that the survival rate has not improved as steadily as that of other age groups.
The non-profit is 100% volunteer based organization which allows for all the money raised to directly to the cause. This is a great event and last years benefit was amazing. This year should be just as fun help an amazing cause. All the proceeds from the show go directly to the organization. If you are unable to attend the benefit but would like more information on the Dear Jack Foundation or would like to donate, please visit their website at dearjackfoundation.com.