Win a Guitar Livestrong Foundation Fundraiser
UPDATED POST JUNE 3rd, 2012 – AND THE WINNER IS …
We are thrilled to announce that all 100 raffle tickets sold. John Cash shared news about the raffle with the full-house crowd at last night’s concert with Geoff Achison and Randall Bramblett at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Geoff Achison then drew the winning ticket.
And the winner is Jan Whiting from Columbus, NC.
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and supported this fundraiser!
An heirloom quality handcrafted hormigo dreadnought guitar built by Tryon, NC custom guitar builder Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars. Retail value $4,700.
* The label inside this guitar has been signed by Lance Armstrong. Read more … *
I've Got Rhythm played by Shohei Toyoda
Audio Sample played by Jay
100 tickets will be sold for $50 each / Draw Date: June 2nd, 2012 (extended if the minimum of 80 tickets have not been sold).
Drawing will be at the Geoff Achison / Randall Bramblett concert – Tryon Fine Arts Center
Tickets may be purchased beginning April 1st, 2012 from Nature’s Storehouse. Visit them in person in Tryon, NC or call them at 828-859-6356 to purchase tickets via check or credit card. ** You do not have to live in Western NC to purchase tickets. The guitar will be shipped to the winner.
About Livestrong Foundation
The Livestrong Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world’s leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand — LIVESTRONG — and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Known for its iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its creation as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997, the non-profit has invested $157 million in programs that serve survivors, $85 million in grants and awards and $33 million to advocate for policies and funding that advance the fight against the world’s leading cause of death.
- Established: 1997
- Funds raised: more than $400 million since inception
- How each dollar raised is spent: 81 cents to programs, 12 cents to fundraising, 7 cents to administrative expenses
- Wristbands distributed since 2004: more than 80 million
- Global Cancer Statistics
- Cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death in 2010
- Cancer currently claims nearly 8 million lives around the world each year
- Cancer takes more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
- 12 million people around the world will be diagnosed with cancer in 2009
- 28 million people around the world are living with cancer
- One-third of all cancer incidents are preventable and one-third are treatable with early detection and proper resources
- U.S. Cancer Statistics
- 12 million Americans are living with cancer
- More than 1,500 Americans die every day from cancer
- Number of new cancer cases projected for 2011:
- Number of cancer deaths projected for 2011:
- Nearly 47 million Americans lack health insurance & 16 million more are underinsured
- Cost of cancer in the US $228 billion in treatment and lost productivity (compared to $219 billion in 2008). Of this, direct medical costs account for $93 billion.
John and Diane Cash of Nature’s Storehouse and Jay and Corrie of Lichty Guitars
A core part of our mission at Lichty Guitars is to give back to our community, locally and globally. That give back happens in many ways, from helping to build awareness about organizations making a difference to the donation of Lichty handcrafted instruments for auction and raffle fund-raising campaigns. 10% of every purchase of a handcrafted Lichty guitar or ukulele is contributed to organizations making a difference.
To learn more about custom guitar builder Jay Lichty and to see a Lichty Guitar being built from start to finish view the following short films:
Erik Olsen Short Film – Luthier Jay W Lichty
Erik Olsen Short Film – Made of Wood, The Art of Acoustic Guitar Building