Take part in Rock The Skyline 2015 with Love Hope Strength and Delete Blood Cancer in Jersey City on Sunday September 13th and bring hope for many people living with cancer today.
Rock The Skyline will also feature a post walk evening acoustic fundraising concert ‘Rahway Rocks’ at the Union County Performing Arts Centre (Hamilton Stage) featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm with Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms plus other artists to be announced soon. The event will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Jim Breuer and tickets are on sale now.
Walkers slow and fast, young and old who take part in ‘Rock The Skyline 2015’ in Jersey City, NJ will join an extraordinary ‘Walk of Hope’ along the Hudson River Walkway from the beach at Newport Green Park to the acoustic concert stage at the J. Owen Grundy Park Pier, Exchange Place and experience the breathtaking vista of the entire Manhattan Skyline dominating the horizon as far as the eye can see.
Wear your favourite trainers or walking boots; bring your sandwiches and guitar, sunscreen and a crowd of friends and join the ‘Walk of Hope’ – a symbolic two mile hike along the banks of the Hudson river through Jersey City with an emotional ‘Festival of Love’ at Newport Park to honour loved ones locked in the daily struggle with cancer or to remember those who will never be forgotten and whose names will be forever enshrined on the prayer flags that will be carried with us along the way. Our destination will be the outdoor ‘Strength Stage’ located at the end of the J. Owen Grundy Park Pier for an acoustic concert hosted by Mike Peters of The Alarm and many Love Hope Strength supporting artists set against a backdrop dominated by the newly built Freedom Tower rising high above the incomparable Manhattan skyline.
An all event long LHS donor drive will be open at the pier to register as many people as possible to the international marrow registry and further the Love Hope Strength / Delete Blood Cancer mission of saving lives.
Mike Peters (Love Hope Strength founder and lead singer of Welsh rock band The Alarm), conceived the idea for Rock The Skyline after chancing upon this incredible walk whilst staying at Jersey City in 2015. “It’s one of the most spectacular paths I have ever discovered in the many years I have travelled to the metropolitan area” said Peters. “I would like to encourage anyone who cares for the life of others to join me and my family, friends and Alarm fans, local businesses, healthcare staff and cancer patients to come together and support our mission of saving lives. Love Hope Strength in partnership with Delete Blood Cancer has just registered our 100,000th person to the international registry which has become the source of over 1700 potentially lifesaving matches for people who like me, suffer from blood cancer and need a match to have a second chance at life.”
Date: Sunday 13th September 2015 Rain or Shine
Registration: From 9 am-10 am at Newport Beach, Jersey City (Nearest Path train station Hoboken or Newport)
Start: 10am for an opening speech and song from Mike Peters at Newport Beach, Park Lane South, Jersey City, NJ 07310, United States
Walk route: Hudson River Walkway to J. Owen Grundy Park Pier
Distance: 2 Miles
Concert: Strength Stage at the J. Owen Grundy Park Pier from 10.30 am until Midday.
Timings: The walk takes approximately 60 minutes at a leisurely pace, including the ‘Festival Of Love at Newport Park.
Charge: $25 registration per adult (Free for kids).
Sponsorship: Get sponsored and raise more money for Love Hope Strength and Delete Blood Cancer! Everyone who raises over $250 will receive free tickets to special evening event to be announced soon
Conditions of Entry: By registering you are agreeing to our conditions of entry.
The Memory Chain
For people who want to remember loved ones lost to cancer, share memories, give hope, and offer thanks to those involved in cancer care then names, messages and personal recollections can be written onto ‘prayer flags’ which will be carried on the ‘Walk Of Hope’ during Rock The Skyline’.
Your message can be part of this ‘memory chain’. This can be done during the registration process on the day of ‘Rock The Skyline’, or in advance of the event.
To create a prayer flag memorial in advance write your short personal note and email via this registration page.
Your words will then be inscribed on a prayer flag and joined together with others.
Suggested donation $5.
The After Show with Mike Peters of The Alarm In Concert at Rahway Theatre, Rahway NJ.
Rahway Theatre in New Jersey has generously agreed to host an After Show party including a set from Mike Peters of The Alarm and friends. For ‘Rock The Skyline’ participants who raise over $250 admission will be free (Details to be announced soon).
Rock The Skyline 2015 wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated support of of Love Hope Strength and Delete Blood Cancer volunteers