For the third year in a row, Raven Drum Foundation (RDF) brings together an all-star group of musicians to raise funds for Veterans, first responders, and others dealing with trauma. In addition to RDF co-founder Rick Allen (legendary drummer of Def Leppard), celebrities who have contributed items include Taylor Swift, Nikki Sixx & Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Todd Sucherman and Styx, Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver), Fred Armisen, and many more. Through a partnership with Musicians on Call, a Dave Matthews guitar featuring his one-of-kind hand-drawn artwork will be offered to help fund an ongoing partnership with Raven Drum to bring live music to bedsides in VA hospitals around the country.
"I am so thrilled to join the Raven Drum Foundation in their efforts to support trauma survivors. The 12 Drummers Drumming auction brings together so many iconic musicians for a great cause, and I hope you will join in and help bring healing through music."
- Zac Hanson (Hanson)
Founded in 2001 by Allen and his wife, singer-songwriter and healing arts practitioner Lauren Monroe, Raven Drum Foundation serves, educates, and empowers trauma survivors and communities in crisis, with a focus on Veterans and First Responders. By integrating advocacy, storytelling, music, and arts programs and events, the organization brings the tools and experiences of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to support and inspire mental health, resiliency, and unity.
“I recently had the chance to attend a Raven Drum Foundation event and was really impacted by the healing effect the drum circle and joining together in a shared rhythm with a community of people had on me. I’m happy to support Raven Drum’s mission by donating one of my signature bass guitars, along with a few other items, including a scarf worn on stage with Mötley Crüe, some signed books, and my custom picks.” - Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
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