Epiphone is proud to be involved with the Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHS), an international music-centric cancer charity dedicated to saving lives, one concert at a time. LHS is a unique organization. They do not fund cancer research, but rather use their funds to build and support cancer centers around the world, build awareness of global cancer needs, and build international marrow databases through the "GET ON THE LIST" campaign.
With headquarters in Denver, CO and chapters in Dallas, Peru, United Kingdom and Australia, the Love Hope Strength Foundation has performed concerts on 6 continents in just three year's time. They have led musical pilgrimages to remote venues such as the base camp of Everest, the top of The Empire State Building, the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, the glaciers of Kilimanjaro, the sunrise of Mount Fuji, the Valleys of Rhondda and reached out through the universal language of music.
Joining the Love Hope Strength Army in the battle against cancer are musicians from every corner of the globe. From high school bands and Nepalese folk singers, to legends in rock n' roll such as members of The Cult, The Stray Cats, Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jason Mraz, Disco Biscuits, Flight of the Conchords, Brett Dennen, Michael Franti, Gin Blossoms, The Fixx, Tokyo Police Club, Squeeze, Candlebox, Seether, Smithereens, Dick Dale, Everclear and hundreds more have done their part to help spread the word through music. Each event is documented under the guidance of critically acclaimed producer Alex Coletti to build awareness through programs like Everest Rocks, now airing on MTV's High Def channel, Palladia and NBC's Universal Sports.
LHS is currently in the midst of the Everest Rocks II trek, which will culminate with a concert at the Everest Base Camp(16,929 ft) on December 6, followed by a finale concert on December 12 in Kathmandu Square. Visit lovehopestrength.org to follow the trek and find out more about Love Hope Strength.