Autism Speaks Fundraiser in Queens

Autism Speaks Fundraiser in Queens

My brother Brian has two wonderful boys.  His oldest, my nephew James, is autistic and having a child on the spectrum has made my brother a passionate promoter and fundraiser for Autism Speaks. He’s created a group he calls “The James Gang” and their fundraising efforts have included walk-athons and, in the last few years, an all day event he calls Light It Up With The Blues.

I’m always happy to donate my services on this day.  I get to spin some cool tunes, use my gift of gab to promote raffle and 50/50 sales throughout the day and then announce some winners.  This year I recorded my opening set and uploaded it to my Sound Cloud page right here.  Give it a spin especially if you like classic rock.

Meantime, some killer bands play and entertain the crowd.

This year Brian raised over $6,000 for the cause.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of my kid brother.  It’s an amazing accomplishment and I know this event is only going to continue to grow in popularity each and every year.

If you’d like to support the cause, Brian is also participating in a walk to raise money for Autism Speaks.  You can donate to him right here.

Meantime, here are a handful of pictures from the benefit taken by a great photographer named Mike.  If you want to see more check out the Facebook photo album by clicking here.

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Happy to be Donating My Time for Such a Great Cause
My folks with my kid brother Brian. So proud of the work they all do to raise money and awareness for Autism
My folks with my kid brother Brian. So proud of the work they all do to raise money and awareness for Autism
Besides raising money for a great cause, Light It Up With The Blues features some amazing bands all donating their time and talent
Besides raising money for a great cause, Light It Up With The Blues features some amazing bands all donating their time and talent

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