Get A Copy Of Slants! Slants! Revolution And Support Cancer Prevention Research For API Women

Monday, November 16, 2009

I got this sent in to me from Simon who founded the band The Slants and it's really a great cause - just pick up their digital single "Slants! Slants! Revolution" and 100% of the profits will go towards cancer research for API women and while I could probably say a lot more - I figure why not just let Simon himself:

Some of you know our passion to reach out to the Asian American community. For the last few years, I've been travelling across North America to speak to fans about API concerns, addressing racial stereotypes, and talking to API youth about proud of their heritage. It has been an amazing journey and we're continuing to work with Asian festivals, conventions, and clubs around the country to promote the beauty of Asian culture. However, I realize that there is another subject that is not addressed enough in our community: cancer.

As an employee of the American Cancer Society, I've been working with the organization to reach more individuals in the API community and address health disparity concerns. I work with two ACS funded researchers whose projects are focused on cervical cancer in Chinese and Vietnamese women, who have the highest age-adjusted rate in the United States (five times higher in Vietnamese women than white). There are a number of reasons for this disparity which has existed for quite some time, but one of the greatest reasons is lack of attention for the issue. I'm working to change that.

To do this, I'd like to donate 100% of our profits from every sale of "Slants! Slants! Revolution" to cancer prevention research in Asian women. The hard copy release isn't available right now, but anyone can check it out at ITunes, Amazon MP3, and the standard digital outlets.
If you needed any more info - or had any questions - I'm sure Simon would be more than happy to answer any and all inquiries. Just check out their MySpace page and send them out a message.