Blackberry Smoke donated $40,000 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta last week at their sold out 5th Annual Holiday Homecoming show at the Tabernacle. In the five years since the concert began, the band has donated almost $200,000 to children’s cancer research.
Of the generous donation, Douglas K. Graham, director of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta commented, “Blackberry Smoke understands how cancer is a devastating diagnosis for anyone, but it’s especially cruel when it strikes a child. Due to Blackberry Smoke’s previous support, I know they share my belief that every child deserves a lifetime. This urgently needed gift will help fuel research for lifesaving cancer treatments, and help improve the lives of the children with cancer and blood disorders who come to us to get well. And for that, we are so grateful.”
The group has numerous additional tour dates on its agenda, with their next Georgia shows scheduled for Feb. 22nd at Augusta’s Bell Auditorium, and March 23rd and 24th at Athens’ Georgia Theatre.