Seether + Rise Above Fest Launch Online Auctions to Support Suicide Prevention
Seether are entering their third year of putting on the Rise Above Festival and they've added to the awareness of suicide prevention by launching multiple online auctions in association with the upcoming music event.
Frontman Shaun Morgan created the festival to honor his brother, who committed suicide and never heard the song that Morgan penned for him called "Rise Above This." Over the last two years, the festival has brought attention to suicide prevention and mental illness, and as stated they've now gotten involved with a couple of auctions that are helping to raise funds, as well.
The first auction is a partnership with Bidding for Good that includes a Motorhead Wine and Fender Cutting Board, a signed Offspring guitar, tickets and VIP passes to the Fort Rock and Welcome to Rockville festivals and items from Peter Frampton, Maroon 5, ZZ Ward and REO Speedwagon among others. Check out the auction which is currently underway at this location.
You can also get in on the fundraising campaign by making donations via the Rise Above Fest's Crowdrise site at this location. And if you're in the Maine area, the Sea Dog Brewery in Bangor will be releasing a special beer for the month of May called "Rise Above Red." The proceeds from sales will go to the SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) foundation. Learn more about SAVE here.
The 2015 Rise Above Festival will take place May 9 in Bangor, Maine at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion with performances by Seether, Godsmack, Slash, Papa Roach, All That Remains and Butcher Babies. Tickets are on sale here.
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