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Rock For Life

March 05, 2015 11:00 ET

San Francisco Suicide Prevention Partners With Punk Rockers to Save Lives

Rock For Life Benefit Concert, Saturday, March 21st, San Francisco, CA; Tickets on Sale NOW Through Slim's

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - San Francisco Suicide Prevention (SFSP) announced today that they will once again partner with Global Affront, a San Francisco punk rock band, to produce Rock For Life, a benefit concert to raise awareness and support for the suicide prevention services provided by SFSP. The concert will be held at Slim's at 333 11th Street in San Francisco on Saturday, March 21, 2015. International phenom, Barb Wire Dolls, and Fat Wreck Chords recording artist, Bad Cop/Bad Cop will be headlining the show, with local bands Global Affront, and First Contact rounding out the bill.

About Rock For Life

Rock For Life is an organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention through music. It was founded in 2012 by Rico Colley of Global Affront following the loss of two friends to suicide. Prior Rock For Life concerts held in 2013 and 2014, successfully drew public recognition and funds to support the critical work performed by San Francisco Suicide Prevention.

"I've lost two close friends to suicide in the last few years," stated Rico Colley of Global Affront. "It's time to do something about it. This is why we are so happy to partner with San Francisco Suicide Prevention for this event. SFSP provides critical services to support those in emotional distress. They have responded to over a million calls since they opened in 1962. Global Affront is proud to align with SFSP in their tireless effort to save lives."

"Rock For Life not only raises money for San Francisco Suicide Prevention, it also helps people understand the importance of mental health issues in the community," stated David Paisley, Deputy Director, San Francisco Suicide Prevention. "It is important that everyone knows there are hotlines, chat services, and clinics to get help when you or a loved one are feeling depressed and isolated."

Rock For Life Benefit Concert

Rock For Life will take place on Saturday, March 21st at Slim's in San Francisco. This promises to be a great evening of live music for all-ages. A talented group of bands has been assembled to rock the house and raise awareness for this important cause. A very special thank you goes out to the corporate supporters that have contributed significantly to making Rock For Life a success:

CBS Radio - Live 105 KITS: Special thanks to Live 105 for their promotion of the concert and overall support of Rock For Life.

Fat Wreck Chords: A big thank you to Fat Wreck Chords for their promotion of the show and support of Rock For Life.

Slim's: Thanks to Slim's for generously providing the venue for Rock For Life.

Rapid Displays: Thanks to Rapid Displays for donating promotional materials for the event. A special thanks to Pam Diaz of Rapid Displays for her incredible creativity and endless support of Global Affront and Rock For Life.

Marketwired: Thanks to Marketwired for generously providing wire distribution services to support the Rock For Life campaign.

Rock For Life tickets are on sale now through Slim's: http://tickets.slims-sf.com/events/478191/Rock-For-Life-2015-featuring-Barb-Wire-Dolls

All net proceeds will go to San Francisco Suicide Prevention.

If you cannot attend the show, please consider a donation to this important cause. You'll receive Rock For Life merchandise as a thanks for your support: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rock-for-life-2015-benefit-concert-fundraiser/x/2774826

About San Francisco Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States. With a talented staff of 12 FTE, 100 volunteers, and an annual budget just over $1,000,000, SFSP is one of the most cost-effective crisis care agencies in the country, providing eight important community programs and responding to 100,000 client contacts annually.

Significant programs include the Youth Risk Reduction program supporting teens and teaching parents/teachers to identify the warning sides of suicide or other crisis. The Grief Response Team, launching in 2015 that will provide emotional support and referrals for individuals who have a sudden loss in their home alongside first responders. The HIV/AIDS Nightline, the only 24/7 emotional support line for HIV/AIDS related issues in the country. Finally, the Drug and Relapse Lines, for those coping with drug and alcohol related struggles and for their family.

Learn more at www.sfsuicide.org

About Global Affront

Global Affront was formed in 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Eric Wellington and Rico Colley. They began by playing Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Green Day covers, but were inspired to write original material in response to the 2009 Oakland BART shooting and the riots and trial that followed. The band's song lyrics, while always based in solid punk angst, began to evolve and incorporate themes of social and political injustice. The band recorded and released their debut (self-titled) EP in 2011. In 2012, Colley and Wellington recruited Shane Hunt-Dussé as their bassist and the band recorded their second EP, "Another F#@*ing Global Affront EP." The EP was released during the finals of the 2012 San Francisco Battle of the Bands, where Global Affront beat out more than 100 bands to take first prize. In 2014, Global Affront released its debut full-length album, "It's All Downhill From Here." The band actively records and tours hitting world-famous spots including 924 Gilman in Berkeley, Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles, Sullivan Hall in New York City, and others. In 2013, Global Affront teamed up with San Francisco Suicide Prevention and instituted an annual benefit concert with all proceeds going to this important cause. Learn more about Global Affront and their upcoming shows by visiting: http://www.reverbnation.com/globalaffront

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