Seattle, WA – May 16, 2013 – Free2Luv, a global nonprofit organization passionate about ending bullying and celebrating individuality, in association with P.F. Chang’s, is launching their ‘Rock Your Own Lyrics’ Tour featuring vocal powerhouse, Gabbie Rae. She joins Celebrity Ambassadors Fran Drescher, Lisa Kudrow, Tom Arnold and Mayim Bialik to name a few, who stand up to bullying with Free2Luv.
The ‘Rock Your Own Lyrics’ kickoff is coming to Seattle, WA 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 percentage of the restaurant’s proceeds will benefit Free2Luv’s ‘Friends Don’t Let Friend Bully’ program to help bring their message of kindness and respect to communities everywhere. 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.
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.
P.F. Chang’s, Jody Senyohl says, ”We at PF 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 23rd, 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% of our sales from that Sunday to help end bullying in our schools and community.”
“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 85% of children suffering from low self-esteem, over 160,000 kids staying home from school every day due to bullying and some even taking their own lives, Free2Luv is passionate about ending this epidemic. Their goal is 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.
In addition to touring, Free2Luv also has a Free2Luv Anthem, an upbeat, dance tune written by award-winning hip hop artist, Saidat and performed by Saidat and singing sensation Gabbie Rae, two Free2Luv Ambassadors who are passionate about creating change. You can download this powerful anthem here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/free2luv-anthem-single/id572945493. All proceeds go towards our bullying prevention program.
To further support Free2Luv’s mission, visit their website, get involved, donate and shop http://free2luv.org.
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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Gabbie Rae, Free2Luv or P.F. Chang’s, please contact Tonya at 206.495.7464 or visit us at www.free2luv.org
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