“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.


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 OLD) and I have treasured it ever since and still wear it on a regular basis. I hope in some way Shirts For A Cure and the Syrentha Savio Endowment inspire you to open your eyes and want to change the world!