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March 08, 2010 19:14 ET

FM World Charities Uses Music & Media to Save Lives

Rock & Roll Charity to Bring Revolutionary Skin Cancer Screenings to Australia

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - FM World Charities, a not-for-profit "rock & roll" charity dedicated to global health care, is please to announce that on this Wednesday, March 10th at 7:30PM is staging a major event at New York's music landmark, Webster Hall. "FM Down Under", hosted by comedian Chuck Nice (VH1's "Best Week Ever"), will feature Australian sounds from rockers The Kin and Tamarama (Universal/Motown). Opening the event will be New York's own Beatle-esque Mister Gio.

FM World Charities, founded by noted record producer Eric Gast, has championed numerous health care initiatives since its inception. FM's involvement with the Warped Tour in 2008 shed light on a serious health concern that is often overlooked: skin cancer. FM screened over 6,500 youth in 46 cities throughout the US and Canada, and 700 needed follow-up. According to Gast, "By reaching out to kids at a common level as musicians and peers rather than doctors in lab coats with scary melanoma pictures on the wall, we won them over." will be streaming the event live to the internet for the world to see. and

Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world. Approximately 2 out 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. This Wednesday's "FM Down Under" event embodies a special brand of music meets awareness.

Australia has many major music tours this Summer. Gast said, "We plan on having a presence on as many tours throughout the world as possible with all of our health care initiatives. We are honored to be working with The Kin in Australia, not only are they a phenomenal band, but they are very altruistic and spiritual, traits that are synonymous with FM".

Isaac Koren and Thorry Koren, brothers who comprise the Kin, stated: "We are excited to help bring this new screening method back to our 'sunburnt country'. Growing up on Aussie beaches ourselves, we can appreciate the help in early detection and prevention of skin cancer. Eric and his team at FM are brilliant at finding new ways to make charity benefit everyone involved, bringing those benefits to people that are otherwise hard to reach".

Jay Lyon of Tamarama added "Growing up in Australia skin cancer is a very real and serious problem. Young people and adults need to be aware of the severe dangers of skin cancer and be wise when out in the sun for long periods ... We are proud to be part of this cause with FM charities and their extensive work around the world."

Highlights of FM Down Under include the raffling of a beautiful semi-hollow body Waterstone guitar signed by musician extraordinaire Rosanne Cash. A Waterstone bass guitar will be raffled as well on the live streaming web feed of the event, which can be viewed at:

Tickets are now available online at Regular admission tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include special VIP seating at Webster Hall, gift bags and free music downloads. Proceeds from "FM Down Under" will go towards FM's medical initiatives in Australia.

Make room Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, there's a new charity in town with a rock & roll edge to it.

FM World Charities: | The Kin:

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Lindsay Myers / Anthony A. LoPresti
    Tel: 843.338.6397 / 212.425.0551
    Email: Email Contact
    Date: March 10, 2010 | Doors: 7:30 PM
    Venue: Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street


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