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Teen-Organized Concert Raises Funds, Awareness for Lupus and Crohn's Disease

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 General News J E 4
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SEATTLE, Dec. 15 Teen Bash 2010 is a benefit concert organized for teens by teens, blazing a path to bash ignorance and create awareness about autoimmune diseases among youth in the greater Puget Sound. Net proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Pacific NW Chapters.

On Friday evening, January 15th at 8pm to midnight, 400 attendees are anticipated at Teen Bash 2010, which will be located at Experience Music Project (EMP) Level 3 Room in Seattle, WA. The benefit concert features Def Jam Recording Artist Unique out of New York and Seattle's local singing sensation, Caprielle Symonne. The event is billed as "Dress with Class" and will be drug, alcohol, weapon and ignorance free.

"I have had Crohn's for about 19 years. It is a debilitating disease that affects my colon." -- Mike McCready

Teen organizers Taryn Evans (16) and Tiffany Jack (17) are two young teens that appear to be healthy and live a normal life but three years ago they were diagnosed with Lupus and Crohn's, respectively. Despite great odds, Taryn and Tiffany are overcoming adversity and organizing the entire benefit concert themselves. They are inspired to educate teens about the effects of these diseases on youth and endeavor to begin to build a networking community of support amongst youth living with autoimmune diseases.

Tickets are priced at $20 in advance only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/89415. Guests are asked to donate a non-perishable food item to receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a Seattle Seahawks Matt Hasselback laser-signed football, a basketball signed by Adonal Foyle of the Orlando Magic or local gift cards. Teen Bash has partnered with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission (UGM) (http://www.ugm.org), and all food donations will assist in benefiting UGM's goal to help end hunger in the greater Seattle metro area.

About Lupus Foundation - LFA: The LFA is the nation's foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus, and providing support and services to all people affected by lupus. For more information, please visit http://www.lupuspnw.org.

About Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - CCFA: The CCFA is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. For more information, please visit http://www.ccfa.org.

In addition to benefiting LFA and CCFA, Teen Bash organizers are striving to establish a scholarship fund to assist teens currently enrolled in high school and living with autoimmune diseases in achieving their academic goals towards higher education. Teen Bash's official on-line donation site to raise funds for these charities, the benefit concert and the scholarship fund is http://www.firstgiving.com/teenbash.

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Media Contact: Alana King Event Professional/Fundraising Director Teen Bash 2010 Phone: 206.850.8196 info@teenbash.org http://www.teenbash.org

SOURCE Teen Bash 2010
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