Posted on February 05 2014
We are extremely excited to announce that 1% of all sales on V8PE.com this year will be donated to the Do It For The Love Foundation. Do It For The Love (DIFTL) is a non-profit, wish-granting organization bringing people in advanced stages of life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. Together with their loved ones, people facing these life challenges can meet the musical artists that have inspired and touched their lives as they laugh, dance, sing and simply celebrate life.
DIFTL was founded in 2013 by musician Michael Franti and his partner Sara Agah after they learned about a fan named Steve who was suffering from the advanced stages of ALS, also known Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a life threatening illness which rapidly attacks the nervous system, paralyzing each body part and eventually leading to death. Steve was attending what might be his last concert and wished to meet Michael Franti. Michael granted his wish.
Along with his wife Hope, Steve was able to spend time with Michael and Sara before the show and were then invited to join him on stage during his show. Although Steve was barely able to move his body, he asked Hope to lift him out of his chair. Wrapped in each other’s arms, they danced on stage in front of 20,000 fellow music fans gathered at the event. There was not a dry eye in the house.
Here at V8PE.com, we have been big fans of Michael Franti for many years and have always been inspired by his music, his message and his character. We truly believe that music is one of the most powerful forces in the world and are excited to be able to support an organization that brings the gifts of music, hope and love to the people that need it the most. It's an honor to be considered part of the DIFTL Support Team by donating a percentage of every sale to the foundation. If you are interested in learning more about or donating to the Do It For The Love Foundation, please visit http://doitforthelove.org/.