(PRWEB) September 26, 2016
R&B star Jordin Sparks is getting a tattoo to spread awareness and to provide a desperately needed bone marrow transplant for 7-year old Zahara from Suitland, Maryland.
Zahara is a fun-loving little girl who loves to sing, dance and play mini-golf with her mom and dad. On her good days, she's just like any other child her age. On her bad days, she's sick and in the hospital. Zahara has been suffering from Sickle Cell since birth. At times, she has severe headaches, gallstones and stomach pains so intense she can hardly breathe. When she was two, she had to have her spleen removed because of a serious condition caused by the disease. She also has a history of acute chest syndrome, which is like pneumonia. Her mom Kesha explained how hard it is to live with the situation: "From the heart of a mother, who wants to hear doctors tell you your child may not live to be as old as you are"?
A bone marrow transplant can save Zahara and cure the disease.
This campaign is very close to Jordin Spark's heart, as she has friends and family painfully fighting this disease. Jordin challenges the public to donate and join her in getting the tattoo, which will only be available between now and the end of October 2016. This will be Jordin's 11th tattoo.
This exclusive Jordin Sparks tattoo is not for sale, it can only be acquired by making a donation of $25 or more. It can be downloaded and used to be applied to the skin by a tattoo artist or hung on the wall and collected as tattoo art. When you go to the website, part of the tattoo is covered up to hide secret details that only those who donate will know exist.
Jordin encourages all her fans and followers to use the hashtag #sparkatattoorevolution to get more info about the tattoo and to create social awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. This event is sponsored by of The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. at http://www.TheMadGirls.com, a non-profit organization that provides children with food, medical treatment, prayer and shelter, and encourages people from all over the world to take risks for the things they believe in through events like this one.
Tattoo market size
According to a 2012 Harris Poll, twenty nine percent of adults 18 to 49 in the U.S. have at least one tattoo, equaling a total of forty-five million American's and accounting for 1.65B in tattoo sales. There are 28.8M tattoo related Google searches per month and 100M followers on the top tattoo related Facebook pages.
Tattoos For A Cause is an independent fundraising organization that supports non-profit organizations through tattoos that empower people to do-good. Their philosophy is "Anything you commit yourself to for the rest of your life should signify something you really believe in". The founders describe themselves as "a group of normal guys who happened to be passionate about tattoos". This same group of guys also started TrueArtists.com, the largest network of certified tattoo artists online, and RebelsMarket.com, an online boutique selling alternative clothing. The group has one of the largest followings of tattoo enthusiasts in the world on social media.
Media contact/Jordin Sparks:
Victoria Varela or Nichet Smith/Varela Media
Media contact/Tattoos For A Cause:
Phone: (844) 220-1913