In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, South Florida smooth jazz artist Luis Alas will host a concert at the Miami Baptist Church West Kendall Amphitheater on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a 501 (3) non-profit organization started in memory of Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who succumbed to the disease in 2004.
“I have had a blessed life, not of money and wealth but of amazing opportunities and this talent which I always love to put it to use to help others,” shares Alas. “Cancer took my father from me and it was a tragic loss, but when I read about stories like Alex’s and Bella it hurts me, not only the suffering the children go through, but of the parents, family and loved ones around them.”
Alas and a cast of amazing musicians and vocalists from around the country will be performing in a romantic, smooth jazz at the concert deemed “Romance by Sax.” He released two singles in 2013, one called “Mr. Magic” and the other instrumental remake of the pop ballad “You’re My Everything”, which got as high as #55 on the ReverbNation Jazz chart.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.
To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 275 research projects nationally. Alas adds, “I felt I had to do something and teaming with Alex’s Lemonade Stand felt like the perfect fit so hopefully we can put an end to this horrific illness.” Tickets are $10 for general admission / lawn seating, $20 for VIP (includes reception); military discount available – 15% off with I.D.
The event is generously being sponsored by Miramar Auto Service, SmartSource, Miami Baptist Church, the Downtown Miami & Brickell Chamber of Commerce and T.R.A.P.S. Tactical Response & Protection Services. For more information and tickets, navigate to: www.RomanceBySaxMiami.Eventbrite.com.
For more on Luis, visit www.LuisAlas.com.