Please consider Hands that Rock as you make your year end donations.
Hands that Rock is an organization with a mission to bring the magic of music to under served communities throughout the United States. Founded by Darcy Lynch, a Rhode Island resident, and founder of Stage Hands Massage Therapy, the organization will provide chair massages for audiences at major concerts and events with net proceeds supporting music programs in cooperation with local music outreach organizations.
Since its inception in June 2012, the six month young charity has had 390 massage therapists who have worked at 31 music festivals and events nationwide for 118 consecutive days, and raised $12,000.
Hands that Rock’s primary focus is on developing and partnering with programs concerned with music education, performance, related resources and outreach for individuals and groups in need. It will also support community initiatives associated with environmental, social and health-related concerns to help create suitable environments for the creation and performance of music.
“When I first started talking to the movers and shakers in the performance industry about Hands that Rock, everyone told me that they would pitch in and help by letting us set up the chair massage areas at each venue,” says Darcy Lynch. “Some of the concert producers have favorite local charities concerned with music education for the under served communities and we are already co-sponsoring programs with these organizations. We are grateful that the industry has given us such strong support.”
Hands that Rock therapists have massaged at charity events and festivals including the PGA Tour, CVS Charity Classic, Jeffery Osborne Celebrity Golf Tournament, Newport Jazz & Folk Festivals, Newport Reggae, Blues, and Celtic Festivals, and the Rhythm & Roots Festival. Nationally, our events include the Vans Warped tour, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Uproar, Oregon Jamboree, Country Throwdown, and many more.
The vision of Hands that Rock is to expand services across industries such as sports and entertainment, film and television, as well as corporate events. To help prepare for this growth, they are looking for assistance from notable industry leaders to become directly involved by joining the board of advisors and by forming partnerships with Hands that Rock to co-promote similar charitable causes.
Hands that Rock can be seen at these upcoming events: the Tour Link Conference in Arizona in January 2013; and provision of massage services for Duffing For Dollars Charity Golf Tournament in San Diego in January 2013.
Put your hands together to applaud the important work of Hands that Rock to give the gift of music to children in communities with the greatest need and if you’re so moved, please donate.