Free2Luv, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to ending bullying and celebrating individuality, in partnership with P.F. Chang’s, presents “ROCK YOUR OWN LYRICS” concert featuring vocal powerhouse, Gabbie Rae in Seattle, June 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Westlake Center Plaza.
This community event features a FREE musical concert for the entire family along with a unique P.F. Chang’s dining experience where a 20 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds on June 23 will benefit Free2Luv’s “Friends Don’t Let Friend Bully” program to help bring their message of kindness and respect to the Seattle community. On the event day, P.F. Chang’s will feature a signature “kindness” dish and drink along with awesome raffle/prize giveaways from your favorite celebrities and sports teams.
P.F. Chang’s Partner, Jody Senyohl says, ”We at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at the Westlake Center are excited to join hands with Free2Luv and stand up against bullying. P.F. Chang’s believe in celebrating individuality and acceptance in our schools, community and workplace. On Sunday June 23, please join us in supporting Free2Luv, when we will be hosting a special free musical event at the Westlake Center Plaza. That day P.F. Chang’s China Bistro will be contributing 20 percent of our sales from that Sunday to help end bullying in our schools and community.”
This concert event is a kickoff of an entertainment experience that will tour the country and reach hundreds of thousands of families every year. “Rock Your Own Lyrics” is an interactive musical experience engaging, enlightening and empowering kids to celebrate their own individuality and uniqueness. They will also realize the impact of their words and actions and leave this event knowing they can make a difference in their world.
“Because music is a universal language, we are using it to reach our youth and truly make an impact,” says Free2Luv CEO and Co-Founder, Tonya Sandis. “When we go into communities, we want our children to know that they are powerful and they have a voice, and it is important to use it for good. We believe the bullying epidemic begins with low self-esteem and if we work to change that, we can change the face of this epidemic.”
“I myself have experienced bullying and I look forward to sharing my story and how music is such a powerful tool to heal. I can’t wait to share my message that every person has the opportunity to be who they truly are and follow their passion,” says 15 year old Gabbie Rae. “I believe through music we can come together, spread the message that bullying is not ok and find a way to end it.”
With the rise in teen suicides, it is Free2Luv’s passion to reach as many communities and children as possible to spread the word that each child has their own unique purpose. Through their social awareness campaign, community outreach, celebrity ambassadors, youth advocates and corporate alliances, Free2Luv is breaking down the barriers of hate and celebrating everyone’s individuality and freedom to love. To further support their mission, visit their website, get involved, donate and shop http://free2luv.org.