|NASHVILLE, TN (MAY 27, 2020) – Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel’s charity foundation, Lyrics for Life is honored to partner with the Children’s Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and the Minutolo Family in presenting over $35,000 in college scholarships. Twenty-four applicants will be awarded on Thursday, May 28th at a socially-distanced drive-up college-themed tailgate. All recipients are young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer or a chronic blood disorder before the age of twenty-one. Ken Block, Sister Hazel frontman, and the founder of Lyrics for Life, and the Minutolo Family will join the Children’s Cancer Center staff and board members to present each applicant with their scholarship. Ken Block will be presenting one of the top applicants with a $5,000 scholarship, out of his $20,000 donation, in honor of his brother, Jeffery, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of eighteen. “|
We’re so honored to be able to support these incredible young people,” expressed Block. “It’s so exciting watching them take their next step forward as they head to college. After navigating and overcoming everything they’ve had to deal with – they are so deserving of all the amazing things that a college experience brings.”
Lyrics for Life has raised over three million dollars for children’s cancer charities around the country including $500,000 donated to Stop Children’s Cancer in the band’s hometown of Gainesville, FL. They have also benefited other cancer charities around the country including Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa, Camp Sunshine in Atlanta, and Lyrics for Life’s annual Camp Hazelnut event that creates a playful, safe, uplifting experience for kids and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis. More than 15,000 children under age nineteen will be diagnosed with cancer this year. While survival rates have improved, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death by disease for kids. You can learn more about Lyrics for Life here.