By Elizabeth Brown, Guest Contributor
My name is Elizabeth Brown and I am 14 years old. I have a twin brother named Matthew. Our good friend and classmate was recently diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, and we wanted to show our support by doing something that would benefit him and all people fighting sarcoma. We knew that we could make a difference through our talents of music. I play classical guitar, violin, and sing, and Matthew plays piano and organ. Together, we organized the St. Mark Young Artists Concert series to benefit the Sarcoma Foundation of America. We performed a variety of music at local churches with several of our musical friends, and we collected free-will donations in honor of our friend. We chose to raise money for the SFA because we knew that by choosing this charity as the beneficiary of our concerts, all of the money raised would specifically go toward funding research for sarcoma and raising awareness for these devastating cancers. To date, we have held two concerts, and have two more concerts scheduled. At our first two events, we raised over $3,200 for the SFA. We plan on making this an annual concert series and look forward to continuing to support the SFA and its mission in the future.
Editor’s Note: Another event in the St. Mark Young Artists Concert series will take place in Berryville, VA, on Saturday, August 25. For more information, visit www.curesarcoma.org/event/st-mark-young-artists-concert-fundraiser-for-sarcoma-berryville/.