Check out Preston and Luke Bryan in the Susquehanna Transcript!
Band-Aids is a local charity organization that sends mentally challenged and medically fragile individuals to the concert of their choice. The charity aims to provide a true VIP experience for its nominees. These perks include, but are not limited to, VIP access to the band or artist of their choice, transportation, free merchandise and accommodations at the venues and front row seats, when available.
Unfortunately, not many concert venues offer front row handicap accessible seats. In this case, the charity was able to get Preston and his family in the first 20 rows but not up close and personal with his idol, Luke Bryan.
“It’s unfortunate that accommodations for medically fragile individuals are so far away from the stage. We really try to not only get our VIP’s front row, but also bring attention to this issue in an effort to change it. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to be front row at their favorite artist’s concert but for some people, that’s simply not an option,” said Michael Pisanchyn, Esquire, founder of Band-Aids.
Preston was the latest Band-Aids VIP to be sent to the show of his choice. He chose Luke Bryan at Bethel Woods Center for the performing arts. While accommodations for front row were not possible, Luke made the night one to remember when he called out to Preston during the pre-show. The crowd followed suit and began chanting, “Preston! Preston!” as he danced along to the music.
Michael Pisanchyn and the rest of the Band-Aids team are honored to be able to provide experiences such as these to our VIP’s. These experiences are made possible thanks to the generosity of others. If you would like to donate to Band-Aids, click here.
Your generous, tax deductible donation to Band-Aids enables us to provide this VIP opportunity to disabled and special needs individuals. 100% of your donation will go directly towards the cost of these events. Our VIP’s receive at a minimum 1) back stage passes, 2) pictures with the band (if applicable*), 3) front row tickets, and 4) $200 to spend at the concert.