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“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR JULY SPOTLIGHTS JASON STURGEON AND “SUSAN G. KOMEN”

07/09/2013

MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR JULY SPOTLIGHTS   

JASON STURGEON AND “SUSAN G. KOMEN”

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 WEB FEATURE AVAILABLE ON ACMLIFTINGLIVES.ORG STARTING TODAY

Tweet: July's @ACMawards Lifting Lives’ My Cause is @Jason_Sturgeon & @SusanGKomen! Watch the video here: [insert your link here OR http://bit.ly/ACMMyCause]

Encino, CA (July 9, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the July “My Cause” web feature will spotlight Jason Sturgeon and the charity organization, Susan G. Komen.  The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.

My Cause is a way for ACM Lifting Lives to tangibly demonstrate the Academy’s support of country music artists.  Many people have been helped by these fantastic charities, and ACM Lifting Lives bolsters that support by increasing awareness and funding for these very deserving causes.  Over the past two years, ACM Lifting Lives has donated more than $190,000 to artists’ favorite charities through this program, and will again make donations in addition to driving fan awareness.

This month, “My Cause: Susan G. Komen” highlights a foundation that has invested almost $2 billion to fulfill their promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.  They are the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. 

Click here to watch the July “My Cause” video and donate to this cause.  

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides funding to music-related therapy and education programs, including the organization’s flagship ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership since 2010 with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Nashville, TN. ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, and has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. Other Lifting Lives giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and partnering with music artists to improve lives. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Jason Sturgeon

Toolpusher Recording artist Jason Sturgeon was the featured entertainer for the 2012 Monster Trucks Nationals® Tour for which he wrote the theme song, “Time Bomb.”  Jason is also associated with Boot Barn® and will be making appearances at various affiliated stores later this year.  His brand new single , “Angel Eyes,”  will be released on July 22nd and the video premieres on CMT.  His full length sophomore CD, Cornfields & Coal, releases on August 27th

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Media Contact:                                

Academy of Country Music

Jenelle Scott

(818) 815-4218

jenelle@acmcountry.com


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