G.B.H is not the only hardcore punk band fundraising for good causes these days. NYHC stalwarts Sheer Terror and Cro-Mags have just announced a benefit show at Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Sunday, May 29, to raise money for three-year-old Alexander Owens. Joining the two NYHC legends are Wisdom in Chains, Nine Lives, and Extinction AD.
Alexander Owens, the poor kid, suffers from Neurofibramatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow within the nervous system. He has been battling the disorder since he was four months old, but still manages, according to Brooklyn Vegan, to keep a sunny disposition. With the support of these hardcore heroes, hopefully his quality of life will increase to match his positive outlook.
Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph will also be running for Alexander in the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. He says: “The Worldwide Hardcore/Punk/PMA family has always pulled together to help others and this is just another example. Thanks so much, and I hope to see you all at the show with this amazing line-up. Even if you can’t make it to NYC on May 29, throw some money down on the link. Its good karma and goes a long way.”
For more details about fundraising for Alexander Owens, see the link below: