DrumsForCures :: drumSTRONG

Rating: 4.75 stars   20 reviews

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Location: 725 Providence Rd. #210 Charlotte NC 28207 USA

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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

It was an spectacular event!!! I had never drummed before and it was a therapy for the soul!!! I highly recommend attending since it is a unique event not only for the drumming but the energies shared!!! See you next year!!!! Marcela

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

helping young childs with cancer.

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

not stop doing events. It has a unique culture with in the organization that makes it very special.

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

how I felt helping. I thought I was helping but later realized I was touched and being helped!!!

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

very friendly and nice, every one was welcome to help.

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

help millions of kids get cured

Ways to make it better...

I had the energies to stay the whole time!!!!!

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

weather related!!!

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

you have to attend and feel this energy!!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have attended all of the drumstrong events and have participated as both a volunteer and drummer. The magic of this event is hard to describe. I come away each year with a sense of being part of something wonderful.

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

the eyes of the participants.

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

be over-whelmed and have a staff of dedicated people.

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

it attracts great people and wonderful musicians.

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

the people I want to be with around. Committed and interested in doing great work.

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

expand and have a larger impact.

Ways to make it better...

The stage and drum circle were more separated.

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

keeping committed volunteers.

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

The creator Scott Swimmer is committed and great vision.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The two signature events in 2009 by DrumsForCures raised awareness locally in Charlotte and around the world, about cancer education and raised funds for research. The Not So Silent Auction early this year combined live auction, silent auction, music performances and an extraordinary jam session. The drumSTRONG event - 27 hours of drumming and so much more - brought people together during the May weekend and raised awareness and funds to support the DrumsForCures mission.

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

all enthusiastic about the events and the mission of DrumsForCures.

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

send that money out to so many worthy nonprofit groups, supporting their missions to aid research and raise awareness of cancer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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