The only thing better than a party is a party for a good cause, at least according to Lance “DJ Creole” Miller. That’s why Miller, part of C’est Le’Vee Productions, wants the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to benefit from the group’s upcoming “All for All” event on Oct. 22.
“OMRF is a unique organization, because the scientists there come from all over and are working on so many different diseases,” he said. “When you give to them, you have an effect that ripples across a lot of ponds.”
In order to make a larger impact, Miller and his sister Michelle Miller helped organize a free all-day concert at The Doghouse, 1101 S Detroit.
“We want to have fun and give local bands a place to perform,” he said. “When you put them together, it’s a pretty nice fundraising opportunity for OMRF.”
Some of the artists performing at the event include DJ Demko and the bands Southern Lush and Madewell.
In addition to taking donations at the event, Miller said a portion of merchandise sales will also go to the foundation. There will be an art raffle, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting OMRF.
“If local artists want to give but don’t have the money, we’re still accepting art for the raffle,” he said. “We’re trying our best to give everyone an avenue to contribute.”
When the community comes together to support research, everybody wins, said OMRF Vice President of Development Penny Voss.
“We are very pleased that CLV Productions chose OMRF as the recipient of their fundraising efforts,” Voss said. “This kind of event just shows you can have a good time and still help make the world a healthier place.”
“All for All” will run from 2-11 p.m. on Oct. 22 at The Doghouse in Tulsa. Those looking to donate or with inquiries about the event can contact CLV Productions at (918) 231-1477 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.