Musicians Who Give Back









By Cassie Hitchcock

There are many musicians who give up their time or donate their money to help support charities and contribute to local communities. “Music for Relief” was started by Linkin Park and responds to natural disasters as they occur. The goal of the organization is to help victims recover and rebuild, with an emphasis on housing and education programs. “Life Beat” enjoys the support of musician’s like Kanye West and Alicia Keys and is dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Life Beat mobilizes musicians and the music industry to raise funds and to provide support for AIDS prevention efforts. Musical group, The Jonas Brothers, work with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to find a cure for diabetes through the support of research. They work to accomplish this by finding and funding the best and most relevant research, to restore normal blood sugar levels, and avoid and reverse complications associated with diabetes.