Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has launched Janie’s Fund, a new initiative with Youth Villages to provide services to girls who have endured neglect and abuse.
Inspired by the feedback to his 1989 Aerosmith song, “Janie’s Got A Gun”, Tyler says the ability to raise much-needed money and awareness to address the trauma of sexual abuse in children and to expand these services to aid even more girls has been a lifelong dream of his.
"As a father and grandfather,” says Tyler, “I want to focus my energy on things that really matter and leave behind something else in this crazy world along with my music. I am starting Janie's Fund to give a voice to the millions of victims who haven't had one and encourage everyone to join me on this mission."
Janie's Fund launches with a historic 54 days of impact - running from November 8 – the 26th anniversary of the release of "Janie's Got A Gun“, through the end of the year.
Anyone who signs up to support during these 54 days becomes a Founding Member of Janie's Fund and receives limited-edition merchandise from Tyler. Fans can visit this location to become Founding Members and register for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Tyler through Prizeo.
The Ultimate VIP Rock Experience With Steven Tyler prize includes walking the red carpet and VIP backstage passes to an upcoming performance, as well as hanging with Tyler and his entourage backstage before the show.
For more information, visit JaniesFund.org.
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