"Live Free" Concert
Life Haven is a non-profit organization of persons with disabilities (PWD), duly registered with the SEC, guided by the Independent Living (IL) Philosophy and a frontrunner of the Independent Living Movement in the Philippines. We are working towards the empowerment of persons with disabilities with the goals of restoring self-respect, improving self-confidence, and promoting active participation on issues concerning the society to which we belong. It is our belief that persons with different types of disabilities will benefit from the Independent Living Movement, hence our cross-disability approach.
As part of our mission to provide continuous services to PWD, a fundraising concert entitled “Live Free” will be held on May 30, 2009 at Crossroad 77. Proceeds of this event will be used to support our activities, sustain the services that we provide, and assist the Association of People with Disabilities-Sta. Rosa (APD-SR) in their IL-related programs. The concert will have as its main performer, the Beautiful Gate Performance Art Troupe from Malaysia. The “Live Free” concert will also showcase the talents of Tahanang Walang Hagdan Ballroom Dancers on Wheelchairs and Bahay Mapagmahal Rondalla on Wheels as well as invited mainstream bands supportive of our cause. We are expecting an audience of at least 1,000. We have enlisted support from broadcast (ABS-CBN, www.magic899.fm, www.nu107fm.com), print, and online (www.yehey.com and www.indiejam.org) media for ad strings and promotions.