Living The Dream Foundation, known for making dreams come true for terminally ill music fans at all of your favorite festivals and virtually during the COVID pandemic, has teamed up with superstar BLACKBEAR for its latest #DREAMDAY.
Meet our incredible #DREAMDAY guest, Emily. Emily was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer at the age of 21, and for her #DREAMDAY, she got to meet one of her favorite artists, Blackbear! Despite going through chemo every other week, and the possibility of having to get her stomach removed, Emily remains positive and leans on her family and friends during this really tough time. Blackbear and Emily spoke for about an hour and bonded over both having chronic stomach problems, their love for roller skating, and her favorite Blackbear song named "Emily." Blackbear was very encouraging and urged Emily to get back out there and go rollerskating again! Blackbear invited Emily and all of her friends to come to the San Diego date of his upcoming tour, where they will get to hang backstage and meet Blackbear in person!
Watch it here and by clicking the images below.
In other LTDF news, Space Zebra co-founder Bobby Schubenski (also of Blackcraft Cult) will celebrate his birthday with an all-day event streamed live on the DWPresents Twitch feed from The Musician's Institute. All proceeds from the stream will benefit Living The Dream Foundation.
The event runs from 10am to 7pm PT and is powered by DWP, which is crucial to the impactful work that LTDF does in connecting artists with their fans, and will be co-hosted by Living The Dream Foundation CEO and Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes.
Fans can expect special guest appearances by musicians, artists, sports figures, and various other celebrities, as well as some live performances, and even a battle of the bands. Confirmed participants thus far include: M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), DED, Pierce the Veil, Ray Luzier (Korn), Kellin Quinn + Nick Martin (Sleeping With Sirens), Tyler Connolly (Theory Of A Deadman), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), DJ Paul (three 6 Mafia), Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Maria Brink (In This Moment), Adam Elmakias (photographer), Jeremy Saffer (photographer), Bayle (WWE), Malaki Black (AEW), Ryan Ashley (Ink Master Tattoos), Dennis Rodman, Mike Williams (Los Angeles Charges), Chanel West Coast (MTV’s Ridiculousness), Jose Mangin (Sirius XM), Emo Night, and more to be announced.
In addition, Living The Dream Foundation is thrilled to announce that they will resume doing in-person Dream Days at ALL Danny Wimmer Presents festivals such as Inkarceration, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome to Rockville this fall. To recommend a Dream Day, please visit Living The Dream Foundation.
ABOUT LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION:
Living The Dream Foundation, which was founded in June 2007, is known for providing rich and rewarding #DREAMDAY experiences for children and young adults who are courageously battling life-threatening illnesses. A #DREAMDAY can include meet & greets with their heroes, VIP access to concerts and special events, hanging out behind the scenes, hospital visits, surprise gifts, and most importantly, lasting memories that the guests and their families will treasure forever. The organization works hand-in-hand with the music, sports, entertainment, and social media industries to create unique and impactful experiences for their guests. The overall goal is to help them understand and embrace the powerful message of truly "living the dream" each day, regardless of their affliction. The organization pivoted its mission during the COVID-19 pandemic, enacting virtual #DREAMDAYS for fans. Past Dream Days have featured Corey Taylor, Third Eye Blind, and more.
LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION ONLINE: