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Mission: DrumsForCures promotes cancer health, education and survivorship support :: through rhythm. We produce the annual cancer health festival, drumSTRONG, showcasing resources available to address cancer concerns and drumming for ridiculously long periods of time… BEATing cancer! Through collaborative efforts, we are making a sound impression on the health complexion of our communities. Join us, the power is in your hands! www.drumstrong.org

Target demographics: All

Geographic areas served: local assistance through global exposure

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Carl M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Joel V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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..........

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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