Side One Dummy Announce 5th Annual Rock To Roll Charity Event With Anti-Flag

posted November 8, 2010

Side One Dummy Announce 5th Annual Rock To Roll Charity Event With Anti-Flag

Side One Dummy Records' fifth annual Rock To Roll charity event is happening this year at The Key Club in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The event will directly benefit the non-profit organization UCP Wheels For Humanity. Headlining the event this year is Anti-Flag. The night will also feature performances from The Black Pacific, Punk Rock Karaoke, Heartsounds and Destruction Made Simple.

It is estimated that more than 100 million children and adults worldwide need wheelchairs and do not have them either due to lack of access, lack of money, or both. Their lack of mobility stems from accidents, birth defects, war injuries, debilitating diseases, aging, natural disasters and land mines. To address this need, UCP Wheels For Humanity begins with volunteers collecting over 230,000 pounds of discarded wheelchairs and wheelchair parts each year from around the US. Since a wheelchair in a developing country is an unimaginable luxury, Therapeutic seating specialists then deliver and individually fit the wheelchairs to disadvantaged children and adults free of charge.

Since 1996, UCP Wheels For Humanity has helped over 44,000 children and adults living in the poorest of conditions, in developing countries such as Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Ukraine, Mexico, Mongolia, and many others. Last year, the Rock To Roll benefit concert at Slims in San Francisco raised $23,000 for UCP Wheels For Humanity. Combined Rock To Roll fund raising efforts have raised over $100,000 since the annual event began in 2006. The average wheelchair costs $150 to refurbish, which means Rock to Roll has directly improved the lives of roughly 670 individuals in need.

This year the event is back in Los Angeles and is taking place at the Key Club.

Anti-Flag released their 7th studio album The People or The Gun on Side One Dummy Records. The Black Pacific, featuring Jim Lindberg the former singer of Pennywise, released their debut self-titled album in September, 2010 on Side One Dummy Records. Heartsounds released their most recent album Until We Surrender on Epitaph Records. Destruction Made Simple is a hard-hitting punk band from Los Angeles, CA. Punk Rock Karaoke is comprised of members of NOFX, Bad Religion, The Adolescents & Social Distortion and will feature celebrity guest vocalists during their set.

An online auction will also be set up to raise additional funds for UCP Wheels For Humanity. Donated items include autographed memorabilia from Flogging Molly, The Gaslight Anthem, The Casualties, Chuck Ragan, The Bouncing Souls, NOFX and many more. More information regarding the charity auction will be available soon. To volunteer, support, and learn more about UCP Wheels, go to their website at www.ucpwfh.org.

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