Sister Hazel Overwhelming Challenges of Cancer Diagnosis

Sister Hazel’s 2nd Annual Camp Hazelnut A HUGE Success 


Camp Provides Uplifting Experience for Youth and Families Navigating the Overwhelming Challenges of Cancer Diagnosis
NASHVILLE, TN (October 25, 2016) -Platinum-selling group,  Sister Hazel,
hosted the 2nd Annual “Camp Hazelnut” at Camp Crystal Lake outside
Gainesville, FL October 21 – 23, 2016. Camp Hazelnut began with a simple
goal: for the band to create a playful, safe, uplifting event for
children and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer
diagnosis and to get together with their fans (the Hazelnuts) to share a
unique summer camp experience. This year, with triple the available
spots for youth and families, forever friendships were made. The
band members and camp counselors led activities including archery, water
sports, arts and crafts, alpine tower ropes course, songwriting
sessions, singalongs, and s’mores at the campfire. Sister Hazel
partnered with Wyc Grousbeck, co-owner of the Boston Celtics, to make
the event even more special. Grousbeck will once again sponsor Camp
Hazelnut in 2017.
“Our
2nd Annual Camp Hazelnut was over the top this weekend!” said Ken
Block, Sister Hazel’s lead singer.  “It’s hard to put into words what an
amazing event this is. Hosting so many incredible kids and their
families who are dealing with cancer is hugely inspirational. It was a
great escape from the real world, and we all recharged and reconnected
with extraordinary families, awesome Hazelnuts, incredible camp
counselors, and unforgettable activities at Camp Crystal Lake in
beautiful North Florida. This means an awful lot to me personally,
having lost my own little brother to cancer when we were teenagers. We
already can’t wait until next year!”


“Camp Hazelnut” is part of Sister Hazel’s “Lyrics for Life Foundation” (www.lyricsforlife.org),
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make a difference
in the fight against pediatric cancer. Sister Hazel frontman, Ken
Block, and his band mates founded “Lyrics for Life” in memory of Ken’s
younger brother, Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with
cancer that started at age 14.


For more information on Sister Hazel or for details about sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.sisterhazel.com and http://www.lyricsforlife.org/camp-hazelnut. Follow Sister Hazel @SisterHazelBand, Instagram, and Facebook


ABOUT SISTER HAZEL:


Originating
from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted,
seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called
“one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last
15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You”
topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the
success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been
equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social
media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a
strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard
200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band
hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan
involvement, and are co-founders of the “Rockboat,” a cruise featuring
nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the
events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics for Life.”
Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and
celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and
patient-care charities.

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