Rob Dyer wants to arm our kids.
During a free show to promote the Skate4Cancer cause at the Grand Theatre last night, locals Kalle Mattson, Sense of Truth and The Scary Uncles warmed up the audience of about 150 before headliners Brighter Brightest took the stage.
This is the second time that Skate4Cancer founder Rob Dyer and crew have hosted a free event in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the annual Cure is Knowledge music tour.
The tour's purpose is not to raise money, but to raise cancer prevention awareness among young people and build a healthy and open community.
In 2004, Dyer made his first skateboard marathon from Los Angeles to Toronto, stopping at schools and hospitals along the way to share and educate.
Last year, his trek took him from Vancouver to Halifax.
This fall, he plans on bringing his skateboard cancer-awareness marathon to New Zealand and Australia.
In the meantime, Dyer is touring this summer with his troupe of musicians on the Vans Warped Tour in an effort to get as many kids talking about and sharing ways to prevent cancer and promote healthy living.
All of this is made possible through generous sponsorship from Element Skateboards, Circa and MTV.
To learn more about the Skate4Cancer cause, click here
As their mandate says: "Your involvement is far more valuable than any amount of money we could raise."