Hooping and Drumming at drumSTRONG 2013

drumSTRONGRegister for drumSTONG

Join celebrity artists and thousands of good people (Globally) in a unique, multicultural, musical charity event showcasing available resources that support people with cancer and those who love them.

We gather in rhythm to BEAT cancer! Featuring a non-stop *Drum Circle, full stage with great entertainment and many important cancer health resource exhibiters.

Held in the pastures of Misty Meadows Farm, encouraging people to focus attention on cancer awareness, education, survivorship support and funding for research.

Here’s the Deal :: We (a lot of us) are going to do two things at once ::

We are going to break the planet’s record for the Longest continuous rhythm *Drum Circle* ever held (and possibly the Largest!), drum with people globally (simultaneously) and, at the same time, raise awareness and incredible amounts of money for survivorship assistance, education and research for one of the most nefarious diseases known to man.

We will throw ourselves at eradicating cancer, fortify our friends, families and ourselves, glean useful info about the resources available to address cancer and have a blast doing it!

OK, so that’s like what, five things at once…

In the words of Mason Swimmer, ”cancer just plain sucks” and needs to be made history. Wiped out. Scratched off the “worry if I have it or if I’ll get it” list. Unfortunately, at some point in your life, the chances are that you will be directly affected by the disease. Cancer is a global issue. It affects 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the US alone.

The cancer health resources exhibited at our events represent both conventional and complementary healthcare entities, together with private practices and cancer societies.

They offer important information about methods of prevention, detection, treatment and care.

It’s a gathering to rhythm. It’s the beat of community, the BEAT of hope. Music truly is universally engaging all ages, wages and stages of health.

The Guinness World Records organization has been informed that we will participate in the planet’s longest continuous rhythm ‘drum•a•thon’ ever held. AND, the MOST Cities drumming simultaneously! AND, possibly the world’s largest Drum Circle! DRUMSTRONG™ raises funds to be distributed among local and national cancer initiatives.

Registration for DRUMSTRONG 2013 opens on January 1st, and is $30.00 for individuals 12 and over, and $50.00 for families with children under 12 with special Team and Volunteer discounts. Registration is good for all days of the event. Please remember that the registration fee helps us support worthy causes.  Click Here to go directly to Registration. See our New V•I•P Package!

Get in motion with your ‘per hour drumming’ Sponsorship pledges and/or Form a Team TODAY!

We also have a variety of Corporate sponsorship opportunities.

Raise $2,500 + and DrumsForCures will donate the proceeds to the cancer charity of your choice, in your community, in your name.

:: When and Where ::

May 17, 18 & 19, 2013 at Misty Meadows Farm in Weddington, NC, (just outside of Charlotte), 4 miles south of Hwy 485 on Providence Rd. at the corner of Ennis Rd.  (Get directions.) Please carpool. Festivities begin at 6:30 Fri evening and the 24 hourDrum Circle ‘kick-off’ is noon on Saturday. Drumming continues non-stop till Sunday noon. Rain or SHINE {we have BIG Tents!}.

Come early, stay late! Campers are welcome and are recommended to come early & set up, check out the exhibits and vendors.

Misty Meadows Farm is a privately owned horse farm whose owners have generously donated their pastures for our event. Please respect the property and remain within the distinctly marked boundaries. These are very nice people. The horses are nice. Be nice people and only do nice things. Do not approach, touch, spook or feed the horses. They will like you just the same. And PLEASE keep it clean! Place all trash in receptacles And RECYCLE!!!

Here are our rules.

DRUMSTRONG™ is a Familiy Friendly event protected and enforced by police services from Delta Company Police. www.deltacompanypolice.com

:: Venue / Vittles / MUSIC! / Camping ::

There are beautiful pastures designated for camping (relatively flat!). If you plan to stay the duration of the event, bring a tent, sleeping bag, camp chair, etc. There are no shelters or running water. You are encouraged to bring any special food and drink items but campfires will NOT be permitted due to the fire hazards. There are GREAT vendors with a variety of reasonably priced foods including vegetarian & vegan. Port-o-Potty facilities and hand-wash stations available. And there is handicap accessibility. Sun, wind and rain protection recommended. First Aid on site. Spring in Charlotte is beautiful :: warm days, cool evenings. This is a rain or SHINE event.

:: Traffic / Parking ::

Please carpool whenever possible. Just follow signs (and be nice to the parking/traffic control folks). Driving directions are here.

:: Health EXPO ::

We feature exhibiters that include both conventional and complementary cancer healthcare entities, together with private practices and cancer societies.

People receive guidance from the exhibitors and familiarize themselves with some of the cancer health resources available regionally and nationally that help address cancer concerns.

DrumsForCures does not endorse or promote any particular treatment or facility; we simply want you to know of the available resources; allowing you to make educated decisions about who will help you (link to exhibiters) and who you support (link to charities).Vendors of quality food, drums and souvenirs and lots of kids activities create a festive environment.

Tai chi, Reiki, Massage and Yoga practices will be on-going throughout the weekend.

Published by Cara Zara

Professional entertainer and educator Cara Zara has performed at festivals, events, libraries, charity functions, and summer camps throughout the Southeast and has interacted with over 250,000 children. She has been teaching her popular programs since 2011 and has taught at over 200 private and public schools throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. She loves inspiring children to learn and be physically active through fun movement and laughter.

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