Posted on Oct 07, 2013

UPDATE: ‘Stealing Time’ IndieGoGo Campaign

Many of you who supported our IndieGoGo campaign this spring to re-release ‘Stealing Time’ have contacted us asking for an update on perk fulfillment.  Unfortunately, we have met some unexpected bumps in the project.  Here are a few words from our founder/CEO Mark on the situation.

First let me start by thanking you for your support of this project – we are very excited to have this book nearly back in print and have the images available again in published form.  Unfortunately, as with everything these days, the book has cost us twice as much as we had planed and has encountered many production delays.  We would ask for your understanding and patience while we work through these delays.  We will have a real update with actual dates very soon.

Again – thank you for the support and we are very eager to get you your book.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

News & Happenings

Since the Vans’ Warped Tour wrapped up back in early August, we’ve been busy working one-off events and festivals nearly every weekend with a great team of folks!

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We first headed to Philadelphia, for the eighth annual installment of the This Is Hardcore festival.  The organizers have been kind enough to include us for the past five years – or is it six? – and we couldn’t be more thankful.  The lineup for the weekend featured a number of SFAC supporters including Boy Sets Fire, Bane, Paint It Black, Defeater, and Ceremony.  It was great to see Modern Life Is War reunited on stage and yet equally as sad to see Kid Dynamite play one last time before officially hanging it up.  Kid Dynamite headlined the first ever SSE/SFAC benefit concert weekend back in 2003 and as such, they will always hold very special place in our hearts.


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Following TIHC, we headed to Toronto and Los Angeles for the Riot Fest and FYF fests respectively.  Our friend and SSE board member K8 Hiltz manned our FYF booth and a …

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

“The People Will Not Forget.”

Ever wonder what inspired The Shirts For A Cure Project?  Here, our founder and CEO Mark Beemer talks a bit about the shirt that changed his life.

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In many ways this is the shirt that inspired Shirts For A Cure. It’s a shirt that honors the students whom were murdered during Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989.  It was the first shirt I owned to have a real meaning behind it.  Up until this point most tee’s to me where just a memory of a band I saw or a sports team I vaguely supported or skate company my favorite rider supported… nothing controversial, nothing eye opening, all basically pretty vanilla.  This shirt had actual meaning to it!  It was an event I lived (my father was in Tiananmen for most of the protest), an event that changed how I looked at the world, and altered what I wanted to do for a living.  In short, it was the event that opened my eyes to the world outside my scene. This tee was given to me in the summer of 1989 when I was heading back to university (yes, yes… I am …

Posted on Aug 09, 2013

#shirtsforacure Photo Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo through Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook tagged with #shirtsforacure.  We recieved 100′s of entries and loved seeing everyone donning their Shirts For A Cure gear!  All of your entries were compiled alphabetically by your usernames and were then selected via the random number generator over at random.org.  Don’t be discouraged if your photo did not win… we’ll continue to feature your shots on our Twitter account and Instagram page as ‘Shirt of the Day’ photos so stay tuned there!

Without further adieu, I present to you your six #shirtsforacure winners!

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@alitapetras // We Came As Romans

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@yourfadingstar // The Wonder Years

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@jesusmargarcia // Silverstein

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@VivLazu // Bless The Fall

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@iceblokk // Black Veil Brides

Posted on Jul 20, 2013

New t-shirt collaboration & 10th Anniversary show photos!

We are happy to debut a new shirt collaboration with ….drumroll, please…. THE WONDER YEARS!  This design is now available at our booth on Warped Tour as well as in our webstore, here.  If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and check out their new album, The Greatest Generation!

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Images for our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration boat show with Title Fight and Candy Hearts are now up on our Facebook page!  We may have taken a ton of Dramamine, but show was a ton of fun and we raised a ton of money.  Thank you to everyone who came out, Title Fight and Candy Hearts for  playing and well, literally rocking along with us!  All photos are courtesy of our friend Nathaniel Shannon and a special thanks also to Maggie Munoff for slinging merch for us all night long.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Shirts For A Cure… on the road!

Hello everyone!
We are currently in the throws of the Vans’ Warped Tour! Thank you to everyone who has come by to pick up a new t-shirt (personally, we love the ‘Hail Pizza’ one!) or Fuck Cancer wristband or just to say ‘Hi!’ to our faithful merchie, Chuck. Tag any photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr with #shirtsforacure to show off your new gear. We’ll be reposting the photos to our own accounts and rewarding some lucky fans down the line, too, so don’t be shy!

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The Warped Tour wraps up on August 4th in Houston, TX but we’ll only just be kicking off our Fall season of activities. If we’re coming to a town near you, please come stop by our booth and pick up some merchandise and help us fight cancer!

Aug 8-12 // This Is Hardcore festival // Philadelphia, PA
Aug 24-25 // FYF Fest // Downtown Los Angeles
Aug 24-25 // Riot Fest & Travelling Exposition // Toronto, ON
Aug 30-Sept 2 // Dragon*Con // Atlanta, GA
Sept 13-15 // Riot Fest & Carnival // Chicago, IL
Sept 21-22 // …

Posted on May 15, 2013

NEW COLLAB SHIRTS FOR 2013!

Shirts For A Cure is proud to announce FIVE NEW T-SHIRT COLLABORATIONS with Candy Hearts, Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd, Crown The Empire, and Buck O Nine.  These are all now available for preorder in our webstore!  Pick up a new shirt and help us fight some cancer!

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The above five join other new designs from Transit, Into It. Over It., Hot Water Music, Young London, and We The Kings as ‘New in 2013′!

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Posted on May 03, 2013

THE SHIRTS FOR A CURE PROJECT ANNOUNCES TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT WITH TITLE FIGHT

THE SHIRTS FOR A CURE PROJECT ANNOUNCES TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT WITH TITLE FIGHT

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

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NEW YORK, NY (May 3, 2013) –- The Shirts For A Cure Project (SFAC) is proud to announce their special Ten Year Anniversary Celebration, a boat cruise concert on Sunday, June 16th, around Manhattan featuring Pennsylvania hardcore act Title Fight. All proceeds from the evening will benefit women battling breast cancer via the Syrentha Savio Endowment (SSE).

Since its inception in 2002, SSE has worked with clinics across the country from Los Angeles to New Brunswick, NJ and countless places in between to provide chemotherapy, anti-nauseous drugs and other financial assistance to underprivileged women fighting breast cancer.  The endowment was founded by punk rock photographer Mark Beemer as a way to honor his wife who had recently passed due to complications of her own battle with breast cancer. As anyone so entrenched in the punk and hardcore community would do, Mark turned to his friends in bands such as The Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Darkest Hour, and Lifetime to give a voice to this important health and social …

Posted on Apr 04, 2013

‘Stealing Time’ Indiegogo Campaign Update

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Our Indiegogo campaign to fund the re-release of our founder Mark Beemer’s ‘Stealing Time’ book now has 6 days remaining. As I write this, we are $3000 short of our funding goal and desperately NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re asking you all to please post about our ‘Stealing Time’ re-release campaign to your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, personal blog or anywhere else people will see it!  Here is a direct link to the campaign where you can find our pitch video, photos, and everything else you need to know!

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We’re offering FREE Shirts For A Cure stickers to the first 25 people to send an email to katie.brown@shirtsforacure.com with either a screenshot or link to your ‘Stealing Time’ themed post.  Additionally, we’ll select 5 people at random who will also receive one of our custom laminates that were given out at our Annual Charity Dinner.

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Additionally, here are some verbiage suggestions if you’re not sure exactly what to say…

For Twitter:

Support @shirtsforacure’s #StealingTime @Indiegogo campaign!  Every donation ultimately helps them fight cancer! bit.ly/SFACdonate

For Facebook/Tumblr/otherwise: 

Shirts For A Cure is in the midst of raising funds to re-release …

Posted on Mar 01, 2013

“Stealing Time: 23 Years of Punk Images” Re-Release

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We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Drexel University’s Music Industry students on a campaign to re-release our founder (and noted photographer) Mark Beemer’s book, Stealing Time: 23 Years of Punk Images.  But, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Mark has been a regular fixture on the hardcore and punk scenes for over two decades, and has photographed such renowned bands as Fugazi, The Bouncing Souls, My Chemical Romance, and Rise Against.  All proceeds from the sale of the re-release of Stealing Time will go directly to the Syrentha Savio Endowment. We need your help to fund the printing of this incredible collection of images from the past 20 years so that music lovers and breast cancer supporters alike can experience the energetic, spirited images that Mark captured over the span of his celebrated career. Furthermore, sharing these images with the world will allow us to continue to reach so many underprivileged women and provide them with the financial resources they need to access life-saving cancer treatments.

We hope to raise $10,000 to help cover the costs of printing the new edition of Stealing Time. In return for your valuable contributions, …

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