This press release was sent out today on behalf of the fans at janet|xone.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANET JACKSON FANS TO SUPPORT AMFAR IN HONOR OF STAR’S BIRTHDAY
[April 8, 2011] In honor of Janet Jackson’s birthday, fans online are joining her in supporting amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
In 1989, Janet Jackson released “Rhythm Nation 1814,” an album thematically dedicated to bringing people of all cultures of the world together, with a focus on improving education and ending prejudice. Believing there is power in numbers, she rallied her listeners on the eponymous single, “It’s time to give a damn, let’s work together.”
As Janet travels the world this spring in support of her Number Ones: Greatest Hits Tour, her fans are returning to that Rhythm Nation pledge.
In honor of Janet’s birthday on May 16, fans will work together by giving $18.14 to amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. One of Janet’s online fan communities, janet|xone, is spearheading this effort by organizing an online drive for donations. By contributing a symbolic $18.14 -- or any amount they are able to give -- Janet's fans are speaking loud and clear: “Thank you, amfAR, for your unyielding efforts in finding a cure.”
By honoring both Janet’s dedication to helping the organization in its fight against AIDS and the leadership role that amfAR has taken for 25 Years in tackling the global epidemic, Janet’s fans hope to encourage others to do give in any way they can.
For more information, contact Michael Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to a new date posted to the Ticketmaster* website, Janet will be playing a date this summer at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Taking place in Indianapolis this summer August 5 through August 21, the Indiana State Fair regularly hosts musical artists as part of the festivities. Tickets go on sale Friday April 15 and include an admission to the State Fair.
* Update: The ticketmaster link has since been deleted, however Gil Duldulao did confirm this date via Twitter.