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December 18, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 18, 2010

wonderful non-profit. i have been involved in MANY and can say i feel that my time spent with this one has really made a significant impact drastically more than others. Have been with the program since the beginning and have watched it grow. It has something special and has the potential to really be BIG. A beautiful organization that touches MANY lives. BEAT CANCER. DRUMSTRONG!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it more well known!

December 17, 2010

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December 17, 2010

I have been going to drumstrong since it first started. The atmosphere is great, smiling faces, and people of all kinds. The drum circle really creates a feeling of connectedness with the people you are drumming with. Old people, young children, college students, high schoolers alike keeping various different beats together all in the name of "Beating Cancer". There are several booths that provide information about different medical groups and causes as well as food to raise money for the cause. Another thing that was really cool is the reaction drumstongs impact has had worldwide. The drum circle in Charlotte is broadcasted live on the internet, and people have created drum circles around the world to join in on the event. Great cause with a tremendous opportunity for growth and impact.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My attitude that we can overcome cancer and the impact that it has on our society. As I noticed how diverse of a group there was attending the event, it became clear to me that cancer didnt just affect me, one of my best friends became diagnosed, but it affected everyone there. Eye opening experience, and drumming with thirty other people for the same cause is moving.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would probably start to seek more celebrity artists to support the cause.

December 17, 2010

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December 17, 2010

I just love drumming with others who want to create change in our society one beat at a time. Drum Strong is a awesome experience and I recommend this event to anyone. Its great for all ages. I look forward to many decades of service with Drum Strong. I drum because I can.. I drum for that woman or that man that finds it hard to stand...using my hands..i fan my energy all over my drum..intoxicating sounds run through the air hopefully to find a cure somewhere. I drum for my Nana. I drum for my dad. I drum so another family won't "have" to be sad.. I drum i in hopes to find a cure..I drum and will continue to be with Drum Strong each and every year.

Ashley

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

different events around Charlotte

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make room to hire under studies or ppl that want to help this cause

December 17, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 17, 2010

I atteneded my first DrumStrong in Charlotte, NC this past year and want to share my experience with this positive, fun, loving event. I volunteered to provide photography services and donate my images to the organization. I was struck by how friendly and out-going all the attendees who I met were. I had intended to spend a couple hours there and ended up staying most of the day. The vendors were friendly, the artists were talented, and the performers were very entertaining. Plus, the guys facilitating the drumming were VERY energetic and fun to watch! I hope to go back again this coming year for another wonderful day!

Images from this even can be seen here:
http://www.carlmillerphotos.com/drumstrong

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results by the feeling I took home from the event as well as hearing the stories of love and support from the cancer survivors that have benefitted directly from this organization.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them do what they do, because they do it so well!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 17, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 17, 2010

DrumSTRONG is a powerful event. The bringing together of so many people to create a beat and bring awareness and resources for cancer programs is inspiring. As a cancer survivor, the time spent at this event allowed me to not only play music, enjoy friends and meet new ones, but to forget about having cancer for a brief time. Music is powerful, creating music with drumming is more powerful and doing it with such a group is awesome. I look forward to this event in 2011 and bringing together more people to support this wonderful cause.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By raising over $600 to help support causes that benefit from Drumsforcure

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get increased exposure from media outlets...an ongoing challenge

December 12, 2010

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December 12, 2010

I ran a duel roll, volenteer and participant, I enjoyed and was well moved by the love and understanding of the whole DrumStrong event, every body is effected by the cancer one way or another. I lost my Mom to cancer when I was13.... all these years it was hard for me to adjust to her being taken away from me, hoever when I was asked to assist in the event I went with the expectation of some blleeding harts begging for money.... nothing doing! you donate if you want and it is a event to raise funds but most of all it was a place to let your inner feeling flow, I recieved more help by assisting the children that were cancer ridden or survivors than any amount of money i could have spent on therepy....
I took my wife who lost her dad to cancer and when Scott read her preyer cloth and sent the flames and smoke into the heavens you cold see the scares melt away from her hart.
Scott I believe in what you are doing, keep up the great works and carry on Ill se ya at the next one..........

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

person all three times

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it bigger

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

more volunteers

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes , seeing first hand the healing spirit among the people.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

warm harted, very emotional

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 12, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 12, 2010

Participated in 2010 and had an amazing time. There was such a positive energy throughout the entire weekend. At times, the feeling was overwhelming when I would think of those I have known who have passed from cancer or who are still surviving it. The drumming was great, the bands were great, and the vendors were great! A wonderful weekend "beating" cancer with a wonderful group of people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Feeling motivated to raise awareness for cancer research.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I couldn't think of any changes, I had a wonderful experience.

December 7, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
December 7, 2010

Ever since I met my college roommate Mason Swimmer four years ago I have been learning about the power of the human spirit. Mason and his father Scott started DRUMstrong after Mason had recovered from bone cancer in high school. The positive energy and mindset that fueled Mason to crush the cancer in his body is now being focused by the two to raise awareness and funds for local and national cancer initiatives. Being naturally inclined to music led to the idea of drums as the universal communicator of this idea. Everyone has a heartbeat, and can relate to rhythm as a form of communication that has been utilized since the beginning of humans.
The DRUMstrong main event in Weddington NC the past 3 years has become a tradition I plan on attending with my own children many years down the road. The people, music and positive energy this event attracts show just how powerful the collective human spirit can be. Each year the 27+ hour long continuous drum circle becomes a gathering place where everyone can participate and drum for loved ones who have been affected by cancer. I feel I become more inspired with each event I attend, as more and more people reinforce the potential for the idea. DRUMstrong acts as a launching pad for fostering other ideas involving the power of rhythm for connecting, healing, and triumph over every aspect of cancer. I feel fortunate to have met Mason and Scott and to be a part of DRUMStrong whenever possible. which happens everyday when I look down at my DRUMstrong bracelet, appreciate a happy healthy life, and think of all those who are not so fortunate.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the looks on peoples faces as they are first introduced to the idea, hearing testimonials and personal experiences of people, and feeling the collective inspiration a group of people can provide.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More prominant leaders in DRUMstrong "satellite" groups around the world

August 12, 2009

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August 12, 2009

I've known Scott Swimmer, the founder of drumSTRONG, for a while now, and this wonderful organization is a testament of how anyone can identify a need and act upon it to make a change in our society. Scott eats, sleeps, and breathes DrumsForCures, working with great desire to raise funds to support cancer research and general awareness, especially within the community. More importantly, funds raised stay primarily in the community and support local initiatives. Held in May each year, drumSTRONG is a sight to behold - a marathon drumming event that exceeds 24 hours (2008 went for 27 hours). The people who take part are just as caring and wonderful as Scott.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the atmosphere and laid back attitude of those involved. Cancer is a serious issue, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun raising awareness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, caring, and genuinely GOOD people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand and provide more matching funds to its various recipiants

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 10, 2009

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July 10, 2009

wonderful people, outstanding cause and dope beats! The world should be apart of this motivating force. They are growing every year and I look forward to becoming apart of the cure/change/awareness. Dstines CreateDontHateProductions

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our community

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be proud!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the energy

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome, especially Marnie.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run an all week drumming festival!

Ways to make it better...

i could have stayed all night

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

none

One thing I'd also say is that...

drum strong is always in my prayers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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