BUCKCHERRY TURNS SONG INTO AWARNESS CAMPAIGN
May 26, 2009
NY Show Yields Donation To Support ChildhelpBenefiting Foster Care Program Of Leading Child AbusePrevention Organization
At Buckcherry’s special intimate show at theFillmore NY at Irving Plaza recently, the band presented a check in theamount of $10,000 to Childhelp, a leading national non-profit organizationdedicated to helping victims of child abuse. The chart-topping,Grammy-nominated band launched the “Rescue Me Campaign” in April as part ofthe National Observance of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd was originally inspired to become involvedwith Childhelp when he read A Child Called It, the renowned tale of abuseand neglect by Dave Pelzer, when it was assigned as homework to hisdaughter. Unable to shake the feelings the book conjured in him, Todd andguitarist Keith Nelson wrote, “A Child Called It” and “Rescue Me” for theband’s album Black Butterfly.
“If we can reach and save just one child or even their abuser from joiningthe terrible cycle of violence and abuse, then I will do whatever I can tosupport them. As a father, I can’t bear to think of children being abused,and knowing that we will help point them in a direction where they can gethelp is very important to us,” says Todd. Adds Nelson, “We hope that bystanding up and saying ‘This is not ok; there is help out there,’ we canmake an impact.”
“It is a horrible fact that four children a day die of child abuse in thiscountry alone. Buckcherry helps us reach a very important demographic.Having the band deliver the message is really helping to raise awareness andthe donation will go to further our cause,” says Sarah Rodriguez, VicePresident, Corporate Relations for Childhelp. The band has earmarked thedonation to go towards the organization’s foster care programs.
Dubbed the Next Great American Rock Band, Buckcherry has been touring arenasacross the country in support of their album Black Butterfly, which wasnamed iTunes Rock Album of the Year and has produced three multi-format hitsincluding “Don’t Go Away” and “Rescue Me.” The band will continue to raiseboth awareness and funds for the charity at their upcoming tour dates ineffort to help prevent the harm of any more children.
The band is currently inviting fans to be a part of their new video for”Talk To Me.” For more information, please visit Buckcherry.com.