Fanfare surrounding Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival has been unreal over the past few months. Having announced a stacked lineup including an opening set by his Virtual Self project and his only Worlds Live performance of 2019, today the superstar producer has revealed a new philanthropic aspect of the fest, aimed towards fighting a disease experienced by his younger brother.
In November 2016, Porter’s then 17-year-old brother Mark was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma – an aggressive, fast growing cancer. Although Mark was lucky to beat the rare disease, Porter launched a foundation in conjunction with University of North Carolina Hospital called the Robinson Malawi Fund with a mission to help improve the survival rate in Malawi, East Africa, where Burkitt lymphoma is the most common form of cancer of which a projected low of 29% of children survive.
To benefit the Robinson Malawi Fund, Porter is bringing Dr. Kate Westmoreland, who treated Mark, out to Second Sky to share information and accept donations for this cause. Along with Porter matching all donations made at the festival, Porter & Goldenvoice will also be donating one dollar from each ticket sale for the sold-out event. If you’re attending the fest, make sure to stop by Dr. Westmoreland to donate and head HERE for more information. Enjoy!
in november of 2016, my then 17-year-old younger brother Mark was hospitalized with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called Burkitt lymphoma. pic.twitter.com/MLiNu0i3HC
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) June 5, 2019