I truly dig news like this. Nothing tugs at the ‘ole heartstrings more than helping kids…especially chronically sick ones. According to a new press release, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton is auctioning one of his stage guitars played during the band’s performance at D-Tox Fest on June 17th in Montebello, Quebec. The guitar, a Mark Morton Signature model Jackson Dominion from Morton’s personal collection, is autographed and will come with photographs from the performance and a personal letter of appreciation and authenticity from Morton.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children in Randleman, NC. A very worthy cause indeed! More specifically, the funds generated by the auction will allow a child to experience Victory Junction for the first time.
During a recent visit to the camp, Morton and his family spent time with staff and campers, including 16-year old Brian Walker, a Lamb Of God fan, music lover and Victory Junction camper. Morton stated: “Victory Junction is amazing. One of the highlights for me was getting to hang out with Brian. Hearing first-hand about how special this camp is to these kids and learning about all the liberating experiences they pack into a week made me that much more thrilled about our auction. Not only will the winning bidder get a beautiful instrument, they will also receive the joy of knowing that their generosity gave a special child, like my buddy Brian, a week at camp that they will surely never forget!”
The auction will begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, and last for 10 days ending on Saturday, October 1st. To participate in the auction visit: http://myworld.ebay.com/victoryjunction.
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a non-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.
For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.