Memorials, Honorariums, Foundations

To submit a foundation for consideration, please click here.


IMPORTANT: When donating please enter the name of the fund in the “Add special instructions to the seller” field and include a short message if inclined (ex :: “with love, The Swimmer Family”). 


Per Hour Drumming Sponsorship PLEDGE_LETTER

and please see ‘In Honor/Memory of’ page


Neil Peart Memorial Page

We are truly sorry for the empty space that the loss of Neil leaves in your life. He was so important to so many on so many levels.

It has been suggested by Rush management to make a donation to a charity of choice to honor his memory.

Neil appreciated the work that DrumsForCures does through our global DRUMSTRONG events supporting survivorship, education and research and is certainly an appropriately viable donee.

Drumming to BEAT cancer.

Thank you for your love ::

Mike DeMenno

G. Pat Brown

Ed Heck

Laurie Aiello Baker

Johnny Conga

Peter Minor

Scott Swimmer

Chase Petrovic

Lonnie Givens

Paul J. Hammer

Darren Fine

Everett Moran

Tereza Compton

Kevin Burdette RIP Neil $21.12!



Tommy’s Nation

Though Tommy Nation took his last mortal breath this morning, January 28, 2020 around 6:45; we know he did not give up on life and refused to give in to the disease that took him down. “Boola-Boola” cancer did not win! Tommy’s voice, heart and spirit wins.

All who heard him win.

Tommy cared. He cheered for you who were fortunate enough to come into his fold, and he unfolded his magnanimous wings to take you in under them.

We will memorialize his life with love and music at his 70th birthday celebration Sunday, 02-02-2020 from 2:00-4:00+- @ The Evening Muse.

You are welcome to join in song and cheer. And CHEER FOR TOMMY!

Johnny Conga
Matthew Karres
Patrick Wittekind
Margaurite Thomas King
Lee Barnhardt Hatling

Mike Annis Memorial “Rock ’Til You Rot” Fund

In honor of the Man, the Rockstar, the Champion De Grand Prix, the PSOC Troubadour, the Heart of Rounder Records (30 years), the Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor, the Coworker, the Son, the Brother, the Confidant, and a true Inspiration to everyone lucky enough to know him.

Donations in Mike’s honor will be funding the uplifting interactive rhythm experiences that DrumsForCures :: DRUMSTRONG brings to children through the PPPulse programs

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Dr. Srisaila “Shaila” Basavappa

July 17, 1956 :: October 25, 2016

Shaila was a unique, charismatic, engaging benefactor of humanity and a gifted scientist who traveled the world generously sharing his abundant wit, compassion and knowledge.

He was an ‘equal opportunity’ connoisseur of both the finer and simpler pleasures of life, and wholly devoted to his family and friends.

Shaila was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in May 2016. The cancer was unusually aggressive and failed to respond to state-of-the-art treatment. Though we have come far in treating cancer, there is much, much more that needs to be accomplished.

To honor the memory, beautiful spirit and extraordinary influences (both in personal and scientific domains), The Shaila Basavappa Fund has been established through DrumsForCures to support further research and treatment in colorectal cancer.

Your generous donations will ensure a most positive impact.

Donate here through PayPal or send check made out to ‘DRUMSTRONG’ To ::
725 Providence Rd #210
Charlotte, NC 28207



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