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After my performance last night at Thriller Music Park at the Madrid Arena in Spain, I was devastated to hear that three people had died during a crowd rush at one of the exits. The safety of my fans has always been my top priority and had I known that there was any distress putting people in jeopardy within the venue I would have ended my show immediately. My show in Bilbao Spain tonight will be cancelled out of respect for those who lost their lives and those who are injured. I would like to express my deepest condolences and heart felt prayers to the families and loved ones during this difficult time.
Obama Signed An Executive Order Repealing the Bush Administration’s Ban On Federal Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Romney Does Not Support Such Research and Would Eliminate All Federal Funding For It.
Let’s first briefly discuss what stem cell research is. Stem cells are crucial in the development of organisms, they are in all our bodies and from the research we are doing on stem cells we can conduct and learn to repair or counteract many diseases, injuries (some that are permanent like being handicapped or blind, deaf), reduce risks in surgeries, and one of the most important benefits in playing a major role against cancer.
As we have progressed through the past centuries we have learned more and more about our bodies and how to fight off viruses, diseases, and other ailments that have plagued our bodies and vastly improved our quality of life, the amount of time we are alive, and we are still progressing towards the future to find the most valuable tools to do just that. Stem Cell Research is one of the most important, if not the most important kind of studies to learn about our bodies and find ways to make the crippled walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, fight off diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes, Cancer. We all eventually succumb to one or more of these diseases and we can find ways to counteract and/or avoid them altogether. We don’t just need the research open, we need more funding to learn more about what our most valuable stem cells in our body. Don’t let Mitt Romney take that away from us. I don’t want to see United States move back from the progression that Obama has started. Vote Obama in this years election.
Each year a new crisis arises, and there is always a need for humanitarian relief around the world. I will use my global influence to raise money for relief organizations dealing with these issues through money raised at my own touring events, memorabilia auctions and partnerships with like minded artists. Traditionally I have been involved in various social organizations, including as a spokesperson for Peta2 as well as a supporter of Music for Relief. Moving forward, I will take these issues into my own hands and directly support those affecting change when crises arise.
Introducing the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund. All the money raised will get distributed to a charity that will be voted on by my fans via this website. I’ve picked 5 different charities to choose from that are described in the video below with explanations for each one, so please cast your vote.
The auction page is also now live featuring 2 pants that I wore throughout the first half of the Deadmeat North American Tour 2012! ALL proceeds will be donated to the Steve Aoki Charitable Fund.