Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2010) – In the spirit of giving, the YOSHIKI FOUNDATION will be throwing a free benefit bash for charity on July 1, 2010 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA is a California non-profit, public benefit corporation and has applied to obtain tax-exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) organization. Fans are encouraged to make donations during the party, all of which will be donated to charity.
Fans can expect more fun and excitement than ever with exclusive surprises, never before seen videos, an H. Naoto fashion event, videos of upcoming projects, chances to win rare X JAPAN items, and much more. Dress to enter the evenings Masquerade contest to win prizes like a spot in X JAPAN‘s next music video (to be held right after), or an invite to meet Yoshiki in person at the Club Nokia VIP room.
“I am so pleased to bring this event to the fans, and very happy to be supporting organizations such as the Grammy Foundation and the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels at this time.” states Yoshiki
THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA KICKOFF PARTY (July 1, 2010, 8:00pm – 11:00pm) Cost: FREE with online registration (limited to a first come first serve basis until the venue capacity is full). Register for free admission to the party at: www.jrockrevolution.com or www.jrocknation.com. Beneficiaries of the fundraising event include the GRAMMY Foundation® and St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.
About THE YOSHIKI FOUNDATION AMERICA
The Yoshiki Foundation America is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation founded in 2010 by Japanese musician Yoshiki of the multi-million-selling rock band, X JAPAN. A number of personal experiences brought Yoshiki to the launch of his foundation beginning with the loss of his own father when he was just a teenager. Like so many people around the world, he read news accounts and was deeply moved by the devastating effects of the 1995 earthquake in Kobe; in 2009, he paid an emotional visit to an orphanage in Sichuan, still reeling in its recovery, with so many children still displaced and orphaned. Additionally and as a tribute to Yoshiki‘s late X JAPAN band-mate, Hide, who embraced the support of children with bone marrow disease, The Yoshiki Foundation America provides funds to offer assistance through music to children with this debilitating illness. Music is what kept Yoshiki moving forward with life after his father’s passing, and bringing music to children in need is at the heart of his Foundation. While he was thankful he was in a position to donate several pianos and other musical instruments to the schools affected by the Kobe and Sichuan earthquakes, as well as having the children in the local orphanages as his personal guests at local X JAPAN concerts, he wanted to do more, something permanent and enduring.
The Yoshiki Foundation provides funds in a variety of ways, from the purchase of musical instruments, to providing music lessons, to arranging for a child and his family to attend an opera or rock concert or other music-related event. Yoshiki has also partnered with several world-renowned doctors and researchers to explore the interaction between music and the human brain, and how music could be used as therapy.
About Grammy Foundation ®
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyfoundation.com.
About St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels mission is to provide healthful, home-delivered meals to keep seniors independent, out of nursing homes with their dignity intact. We restore strength to those who are ill or malnourished and help ease the pain of loneliness and isolation for those who are homebound. Service is provided to clients regardless of their religion, age, cultural background, disability, country of origin, native language or ability to pay. For more information, call Sister Alice Marie Quinn, Founder and Executive Director, at (213) 484-7778 or visit www.stvincentmow.org.