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The VH1 Save The Music Foundation & WJM Join Forces To Launch The WJM Music Education Fund

September 25, 2013

YellowBrix

Announcement Took Place at the Band's Performance at a TEDx Event at the United Nations NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, September 16th, Paul Cothran, Vice President & Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, appeared at the UN to introduce WJM, the world's youngest social impact rock band, for their performance at the TEDxUNPLaza conference. During his introduction, Cothran announced the formation of the WJM Music Education Fund to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a fundraising initiative spearheaded by kids for kids.

To support this fund, donors can go to vh1savethemusic.org/donate. When completing the donation process be sure to check the "In Honor Of" box and list the "In Honor of Name" as WJM Music Education Fund. The "In Honor of Email" is WJMtheband@gmail.com. $50 restores music education for one child.

"We are very excited about the WJM Music Education Fund," said Paul Cothran. "To see kids at such a young age be so talented and inspired to help other children is incredible. We feel like this will be a great beginning to a long partnership."

WJM is William, Jeremy, and Max - three California 5th graders that have turned their love of music into an instrument for change. The boys have performed at major events in 2013 including the Fourth of July Celebration for San Francisco. Every dollar from WJM's performances has gone to support children's charities such as Second Harvest Food Bank, Camp Okizu, San Francisco Firefighters Toys Program, the Bridge School, and St. Baldrick's.

The next major concert event will be at AT&T Park in San Francisco at the Snowbomb Festival on November 9th and 10th. William, Jeremy, and Max will dedicate those shows to support the mission of VH1 Save The Music Foundation through the WJM Music Education Fund.

For more information please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org and to donate to the WJM Music Education Fund please visit www.vh1savethemusic.org/donate.

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children. For more information visit www.vh1savethemusic.org.

CONTACT: Nick Carcaterra Susan Blond, Inc. 212.333.7728 ext.126 nickc@susanblondinc.com

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