Bone Marrow Drive & Benefit Concert In Memory of Shannon Tavarez


Sometimes tears can be fuel for motivation.  A close friend of Shannon Tavarez the sweet girl who passed away after a battle with Leukemia, was overwhelmed by grief after Shannon’s passing but decided to do something in her memory and hopefully save the life of another.  This Sunday, RARE Media Group will be hosting a Bone Marrow Drive and Benefit Concert in memory of Shannon Tavarez.  January 20th would have been Shannon’s 12th birthday.  

Harlem School of the Arts | 645 St. Nicholas Ave New York, NY
Sunday, January 16 · 1:00pm – 7:00pm

More information from RARE Media Group:

R.A.R.E. Media Group presents: Start It Up! Bone Marrow Drive and Benefit Concert in memory of Shannon Tavarez.

Shannon Tavarez, whom some may remember as Young Nala on Broadway’s The Lion King, was a beautiful and talented girl who passed away due to AML Leukemia in early November. Leukemia is a malignant cancer of the bone marrow and blood. About 43,050 adults and 3,317 children were expected to develop leukemia in 2010 alone. January 20, 2011 would have been Shannon’s 12th birthday.

On January 16, 2011, we’ve partnered with DKMS, the largest bone marrow center in the world, to carry on her legacy by registering potential bone marrow donors to save lives while enjoying performances from talented singers, rappers and dancers. From “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists to Underground Music Award winners, these performers are passionate and willing to share their talents to support such a great cause. It will be a day to remember!

The cost is FREE with a suggested $5 donation at the door of which proceeds will go to Shannon’s S.H.A.R.E. Foundation.

Start It Up! is a program that promotes awareness and taking action for issues affecting our community and daily lives while integrating the arts.

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