Ditto Music is Proud to support 'Busk for a Cure’
April 21, 2016
Ditto Music Artist Helmut Uhlmann announces fundraiser ‘Busk for a Cure’ for Cancer and Crohn's research.
Set to take over the streets of Newtown, NSW on the 21st of May 2016 Busk for a Cure is an independent music initiative founded by Ditto Artist Helmut Uhlmann. The day will feature 50 buskers performing across 5 locations, raising funds for the Cancer Council NSW and Crohn's and Colitis Australia.
Helmut Uhlmann, founder of Busk for a Cure, sees the fundraiser as “a way of combining my love of music and entrepreneurship with a cause that is embedded deeply within my heart”. After battling cancer for ten years, Helmut's mother passed away from metastasised endometrial cancer in August 2015. Far from facing this struggle alone, too many other Australians encounter the tragedy of cancer, either directly or indirectly.
Busk for a Cure is about everyday Australians contributing to the fight against cancer in a transparent and fun way. Helmut is adamant about avoiding guilt-tripping or hard selling tactics, saying “We want the community to have such a great time that they forget about the causes they are supporting, only to have moments where they remember 'Oh, this is raising money for cancer research, I feel good about that’”.
Helmut decided to include Crohn’s disease after being inspired by a friend. Crohn’s is arguably an equally debilitating disease which not many people know about or understand. Combining the causes is an aim in raising the profile of lesser-known issues, like Crohn’s. Busk for a Cure plan to tackle different causes in conjunction with cancer in future editions.
Busk for a Cure began in July 2014 and transparency and integrity have been a top priority for them, with 100% of donations going straight to charity. The team are able to do this by covering operating and marketing costs with volunteers and sponsors. Anyone who is interested in joining the team or becoming a partner should click 'Join the Journey' at the bottom of the Busk for a Cure homepage.
Ditto Music is proud to support Busk for a Cure and Helmut Uhlmann in this fundraiser.
Busk for a Cure, 21st of May 2016, Streets of Newtown, NSW, Australia.
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