Heads up. Our friend Eugene Ahn, who makes nerdy hip hop as Adam WarRock, will be doing a 24-Hour Rap-A-Thon this Saturday, October 18 to benefit RAINN.org, which fights sexual violence and assault. For one straight day, he'll be writing, recording and posting as many songs as he can -- all for a good cause.
Last time Adam WarRock did this, he made 16 songs in 24 hours. With the help of people's generous pledges and donations, he raised enough money to replace some stolen equipment and donated the rest to charity.
The last fundraiser was so successful, he's doing it again. This time, Adam WarRock is going to be raising money directly for RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence charity. You can support him by pledging a per-song or lump sum donation to the Rap-A-Thon.
Eugene explains how it works:
How does the Rap-A-Thon work?
Last year, I made 16 songs in a 24 hour period. That's right. SIXTEEN. That's me finding a beat, writing the song, recording it, processing it and posting it live. We raised almost $8,000.00 last time, and all the excess proceeds raised after replacing my stolen equipment was donated directly to RAINN, to a cause that I feel pretty strongly about.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org today and pledge!
Did you know...
- Every 2 minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
- 1 in 6 U.S. women are victims of sexual assault, and 1 in 33 men.
- About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30.
- College-aged women are 4 times more likely to be the victim of sexual assault.
- 6 out of every 10 sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
- About 2/3 of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim.
This, in addition to the pervasive rape culture that continually shows up in comics, in television, in movies -- all the while having people incredibly close to me, loved ones who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault.
I wanted to do another Rap-A-Thon, and this time, I wanted to do something that meant something more than just buying a new computer. So hopefully you'll pledge and be here on October 18 to see if I can break my last record of sixteen songs in 24 hours, and let's try to do some good in the process.
Email email@example.com and make a pledge. Support a fun project for a good cause. For further information, visit Adam WarRock's website. For more information on RAINN, go here.