Virtual dog walk benefits autism research

SUNY Fredonia’s student record label, HAIL! Fredonia Records’, is holding their fifth annual Lend a Paw for Autism Dog Walk which will run from April 1st to May 15. The theme this year is PokePaws! Lend a Paw for Autism is dedicated to fundraising for the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College. The institute is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center dedicated to understanding autism spectrum disorder and enhancing the lives of those affected and their families.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and for the health and safety of attendees, HAIL! is excited to announce that this event will continue virtually.

From April 1 to May 15, interested patrons will be able to donate at https://griffpay.canisius.edu/C20497–ustores/web/store–cat.jsp?STOREID=38&CATID=414&fbclid=IwAR31NwltTpKdEe2–YqXz–lX4X5Ws7fbt04bTHee1e6Zq5WpnkkR2uK50KKY. This link can also be located on HAIL!’s social media pages. A minimum donation of $5 will give patrons the opportunity to feature their dog on HAIL!’s social media pages. Any and all donations are welcome.

In addition to the virtual dog walk, HAIL! is held its first telethon to raise donations for the Institute for Autism Research. The PokePaws Telethon took place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This live streamed event will feature skits, music videos, a raffle, and performances from HAIL!’s bands; Grosh, Fluse, The Burkharts, and Posted. The telethon can be watched at this link https://www.twitch.tv/hail–fredonia–records and will be posted on HAIL!’s social media pages prior to the event. They can be found on Instagram @hailfredoniarecords, and on Facebook @hailfredoniarecords.

HAIL! Fredonia Records, a student-run record label at the State University of New York at Fredonia, utilizes the power of community and music to raise funds for local and global non-profit organizations. The label works directly with a band to develop the skills essential to succeed in the music industry.

The students manage the label with guidance from platinum selling record producer and manager, Armand Petri.

This unique experience gives students an opportunity to volunteer for jobs within the label. Responsibilities include everything from a band manager to website development and a merchandiser to radio promotions.

For more about the label responsibilities and Fredonia’s Music Industry Program visit the official school site.


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