Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum and Slash performed at Shred Kids' Cancer's Shredfest charity event on Saturday, April 13 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Watch video footage of the performance below. Photos and more video clips are available at Heavy Metal Hill.
Shred Kids' Cancer was started in 2009 by Teagan Stedman, who was then a 10-year-old boy. Stedman says, "Shred Kids' Cancer is a charity that lets kids try and do something for these other kids who are suffering. It's a way to make the kids who have cancer know that we are here for them and show them we care and give them strength."
While there are many non-profit organizations that raise money for cancer research, Shred Kids' Cancer offers a unique opportunity for kids to actively help their peers battling cancer.
Kids are involved in many ways: They are involved behind the scenes in the corporate world (kids on the board of directors), kids run bone marrow drives, create and update the web site, social media sites, create flyers, create mobile apps, hold and run board meetings, write letters and power point presentations, spread the word with media, meet with business owners, present and speak to other community-based charities (like City Year LA, Boys Team Charity, Hermosa Beach Woman's Club), try and get celebrities to participate, obtain auction items, help run the events and finally with kid participants involved in providing the entertainment for the events.
For more information, visit www.shredkidscancer.org.