‘Ripped Genes’ music concert to raise funds for eye disease

‘Ripped Genes’ music concert to raise funds for eye disease

Retina South Africa Western Cape Branch will host a fundraising music concert on Saturday, November 5, at Block E Hall, Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands. Kicking off at 2pm to 7pm, the ‘Ripped Genes’ concert will offer a mixed genre of music to suit almost every taste, from jazz to light classics, pop and even hip hop. The concert aims to raise much needed funds during Disability Month to find a cure for retinal blindness and to create awareness of Retina South Africa and the work that they do.

Retina SA is a nonprofit voluntary organisation that creates awareness of and supports patients with retinal degenerative disorders such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardts. They also assist with facilitating diagnosis and counseling for those suffering from these diseases.

Among the artists performing at ‘Ripped Genes’ are Camillo Lombard & Friends, Michelle Botha, Andre Sampie & Evergreen, Thando Ngada Band, Make a Difference and Sedick Jordan, while radio personality Bonita Blankenberg will be the M.C. for the day.

Take along the whole family, as children will be kept busy in the KidsZone. Food and soft drinks will be on sale and there will be numerous prizes up for grabs in the lucky draw. Concert goers are encouraged to wear their most ripped jeans to enter the best ripped jeans competition.

Tickets cost R120 for adults, R60 for children 10 and over, while children under 10 enter for free. There is also a special family ticket at R300 for two adults and two children.
Tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za; or from Retina SA Western Cape at wcadmin@retinasa.org.za, or on 021 824 6704.
For more information, visit www.retinasa.org.za.