Iris Downey. Photo from her website, http://irisdowney.com/photos/
You can feel the love pumpin’ out. A Saturday, Oct. 20 fundraiser for this young woman with THE VOICE will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. at Common Ground in Kilauea — with more big voices.
And they are all raised in song for this young woman with lupus, a disease that attacks the auto-immune system and that has led to her need for a kidney transplant. Funds raised at the event will help pay for her medical expenses.
This is the time to show up for a young woman who’s life’s path is to entertain and which she does with an enormous voice and great energy.
Tix are $30, available for sale at Strings and Things in Hanalei, Magic Dragon in Princeville, Healthy Hut in Kilauea, Papaya’s in Kapa‘a, Progressive Expressions in Po‘ipu and Vim ‘n Vigor in Lihu`e. C Children 12 and under are free, but in any case, it’s money and time well spent with top talent including some more big voices: Paula Fuga, The Quake with James Norman, Elijah — and the Band of Light, Steve Dubey & Tiki Tonics, Preeta, efty & Friends and more.
Soul Fire will do its amazing fire gig, Ron Wiley will emcee and Malama Kaua`i and Kona Brewing Company are helping sponsor.
If you’d like to donate to Downey’s cause directly, you can do so by visiting www.helphopelive.org, typing in her name and making a credit card payment. The donation site also has a straight story about what’s happening with her health.