|photo borrowed from indiedgogo.com|
Punks for a Princess is a benefit show started in memory of 7-year old Kaitlyn Ferra, who tragically passed away on August 7, 2008. While vacationing in Ashland, New Hampshire, the family SUV was suddenly swept away in a devastating flash flood. Her mother and brother were also carried downstream, but were eventually rescued.
The following month, Kaitlyn’s uncle, along with some friends, organized the first annual Punks for a Princess charity event. Many New England area punk rock bands donated their time to play a concert and raise money for Kaitlyn’s family in their time of need. The following year, Punks for a Princess became a two-concert weekend and raised nearly $3,400 for the Three Rivers WET team, the heroic men and women who risked their lives to rescue Kaitlyn’s mother and brother.
Kaitlyn is fondly remembered as someone who loved helping other children. Whether it be at home, at school, on the playground, or in scouting, Kaitlyn was always the first to lend a helping hand to any child in need of a friend. That’s why in 2010, in honor of Kaitlyn’s loving nature, Punks for a Princess teamed up with A Wish Come True (www.awish.org), an organization that helps to grant extraordinary wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. 2010 also saw Punks for a Princess expand into a 3 day event including hitting the Boston area with 2 shows in one day at the Beachcomber in Quincy Ma. which helped us raise our highest total to date at $4187.66 giving us a 3 year total of $10,800. To learn more, and to find out how you can contribute, please email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(article excerpt from indiegogo.com)