Nonprofit of the Month & A Show: Breast Cancer Can Stick It!

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! is the Dazzle Nonprofit of the Month and there’s a show to go with it 🥁

Breast Cancer Can Stick It!

Mission: To drum up funds for treatments, research, trials, and mammograms through music-centric events that ROCK, to ultimately STICK IT to breast cancer.

Throughout June, donations for Breast Cancer Can Stick It! can be added to any ticket purchase or you can donate directly here.

In conjunction with being the Nonprofit of the Month, ‘Radio Unplugged with April Samuels’ is on Sunday, June 23rd at 7PM, doors at 6PM.

Come down for some great food, to support a good cause, and enjoy an acoustic spin on hairband 80’s rock and beyond!

April will be on hand to sign her book, ‘Breast Cancer Can Stick It!’ Limited copies will be available at Dazzle. Links to buy the book online are below.

About April Samuels & Breast Cancer Can Stick It!

On October 26, 2010, professional female drummer April Samuels was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer called triple negative breast cancer (ER-, PR-, HER2-). Immediately, April was motivated to “do something.” In November of 2010, combining her will to fight breast cancer with her passion for drumming, she came up with the slogan “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!”

The trademarked logo shown was designed at the same time and the drummer pictured was modeled after April. She began selling “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!” t-shirts with this logo from the back of her car, raising funds for breast cancer awareness organizations. This slogan and logo would became the cornerstone of our future nonprofit.

In October of 2011, the Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Team participated in their first breast cancer awareness walk.

In 2012, in addition to participating in its second breast cancer awareness walk, multiple “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!” fundraisers were held throughout the year. By this time, April was raising thousands in the fight against breast cancer. It was clear the next step was to establish a nonprofit.

In May of 2013, Breast Cancer Can Stick It! became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, donating funds directly to facilities that provide breast cancer care.

On October 25, 2015, the first ever Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Drummathon was held, featuring multiple celebrity drummers and raising over $13,000. Drummathon has become the foundation’s largest annual event. Since 2018, Drummathon alone has raised over $50,000 each year.

Since 2010, April’s efforts have raised over $500,000 in the fight against breast cancer.

The Book

HOT OFF THE PRESS Released in May of 2024, “Breast Cancer Can Stick It!” gives access to April’s real-time journal and present-day reflections on the intense journey to triumphantly declare herself “CURED!” 

“Read this book and learn what it’s like to beat the odds and give back to the world.“

– Rikki Rockett,  Drummer- Poison

“Get ready for a wild ride that will inspire you to create your own story of action and victory for the precious beings that need you.”

-Mark Schulman, Drummer- P!NK, Cher;  Speaker, Author and TV Personality
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