Ryan and Cole from one of my favorite blogs, Pacing the Panic Room, are doing an incredible thing to help raise money to research a rare genetic disorder called Smith-Magenis syndrome, or SMS–they are releasing a charity album. These two have put in countless hours and gathered the talent of some incredible musicians to put together this album called Do Fun Stuff–A Kids Album for Parents. 100% of the album proceeds will go to a grant fund established with PRISMS, an SMS support group.
Head over to dofunstuff.net to take a listen to this album. From there you can link directly to iTunes if you are interested in purchasing, or if you just feel like donating, there is a link to do that as well on the bottom right. Also, if you feel inclined, you can grab the widget from there for your own blog. You can also help out by promoting through Twitter, Facebook, or whatever media you like!
Stop by PRISMS to learn more about the genetic disorder, or better yet stop by Pacing the Panic room to see more about how this affects real people, namely “LB.” You will fall in love with the kids (LB and his sister Tessa) and the beautiful photography of Ryan Marshall. I first found this blog when Ryan was photographing his wife Cole through her pregnancy with Tessa, and I’ve been reading ever since.
I don’t often do this type of promotion, but I felt this was a worthy cause AND the music is happy an enjoyable! Who doesn’t want to help kids and listen to cheery music at the same time?