The kindness and over-all goodness of Porter Robinson never ceases to amaze us. After all, he decided to put on a festival in order to showcase his favorite artists. Then he announced he’s opening his own festival so that fans will come early and watch those other artists. And now, it’s come out that Second Sky will have a massive charity aspect.
In 2016, Porter’s brother Mark was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma. In the US, it’s a rare form of cancer with a more than 90% survival rate. Luckily, Mark was among them, and he is now cancer free.
However, in the country of Malawi in Africa, the cancer is much more common, and much more deadly. It’s the most common childhood cancer, and the survival rate there can be as low as 29%.
Porter has just announced his own charity, the Robinson Malawi Fund. He’s working in cooperation with Mark’s doctors at UNC to help improve the survival rate in that country.
At Second Sky, there will be a booth, with Dr. Westmoreland (Mark’s doctor!) that will serve to share information and collect donations for the cause. He’s hoping to raise $50,000 and will match everyone’s donations at the festival.
Porter and Goldenvoice are also going to donate $1 from every ticket sold for the event. The livestream of the festival will also have ways to donate as well.
Together with Porter, we might just be able to make a difference. Thank you Porter, and thank you Dr. Westmoreland and UNC for all that you’re doing.