Incubus Announces 'Make Yourself Foundation' Grants for 2005

Band Donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross



Jan 13, 2005, 00:00 ET from Epic Records

    NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy award nominated rock band Incubus
 today announced a number of donations today through their non-profit
 organization, the Make Yourself Foundation. At the top of the list, the band
 is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. Founded in
 2004 by the band, the Make Yourself foundation was established to donate funds
 to various charities which are listed on the Make Yourself Foundation website
 (http://www.makeyourselffoundation.org). In its first year, the Foundation
 raised an astounding $400, 000 through Incubus' music-related activities while
 the band toured around the world.
     When sitting down to decide how to best allocate the funds, the massive
 tsunami hit Asia, altering the band's initial plan. The band explains, "We
 started the MYF as a vehicle to try and help people who have not been as
 fortunate as us. Last year we spent the year raising money and bringing
 attention to a number of worthy causes. When we sat down in December to
 allocate the money, we had no idea of the disaster that was about to happen.
 The magnitude of the tsunami disaster is truly overwhelming and we can only
 hope that this donation can help bring some relief to the people who've been
 affected by it."
 
     In addition to the Tsunami relief effort The Make Yourself Foundation will
 be making donations to the following organizations.
 
     The Red Cross http://www.redcross.org
     Future Forests http://www.futureforests.com
     International Rett Syndrome Association http://www.rettsyndrome.org
     The Painted Turtle http://www.paintedturtle.com
     Surfrider Foundation http://www.surfrider.com
     Operation Smile http://www.operationsmile.com
     Heal The Bay http://www.healthebay.org
     Institute of Music and Neurologic Function http://www.bethabe.com
     Sweet Relief http://www.sweetrelief.org
     Save the Music http://www.savethemusic.com
     Break the Cycle http://www.vh1.com
 
     The band is planning more charitable related music projects this year.
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Lois Najarian                       Tara Melega
      Epic Records                        Epic Records
      212-833-7983                        212-833-7707
      Lois_Najarian@sonymusic.com         Tara_Melega@sonymusic.com
 
 

SOURCE Epic Records
    NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy award nominated rock band Incubus
 today announced a number of donations today through their non-profit
 organization, the Make Yourself Foundation. At the top of the list, the band
 is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund. Founded in
 2004 by the band, the Make Yourself foundation was established to donate funds
 to various charities which are listed on the Make Yourself Foundation website
 (http://www.makeyourselffoundation.org). In its first year, the Foundation
 raised an astounding $400, 000 through Incubus' music-related activities while
 the band toured around the world.
     When sitting down to decide how to best allocate the funds, the massive
 tsunami hit Asia, altering the band's initial plan. The band explains, "We
 started the MYF as a vehicle to try and help people who have not been as
 fortunate as us. Last year we spent the year raising money and bringing
 attention to a number of worthy causes. When we sat down in December to
 allocate the money, we had no idea of the disaster that was about to happen.
 The magnitude of the tsunami disaster is truly overwhelming and we can only
 hope that this donation can help bring some relief to the people who've been
 affected by it."
 
     In addition to the Tsunami relief effort The Make Yourself Foundation will
 be making donations to the following organizations.
 
     The Red Cross http://www.redcross.org
     Future Forests http://www.futureforests.com
     International Rett Syndrome Association http://www.rettsyndrome.org
     The Painted Turtle http://www.paintedturtle.com
     Surfrider Foundation http://www.surfrider.com
     Operation Smile http://www.operationsmile.com
     Heal The Bay http://www.healthebay.org
     Institute of Music and Neurologic Function http://www.bethabe.com
     Sweet Relief http://www.sweetrelief.org
     Save the Music http://www.savethemusic.com
     Break the Cycle http://www.vh1.com
 
     The band is planning more charitable related music projects this year.
 
      For more information, please contact:
      Lois Najarian                       Tara Melega
      Epic Records                        Epic Records
      212-833-7983                        212-833-7707
      Lois_Najarian@sonymusic.com         Tara_Melega@sonymusic.com
 
 SOURCE  Epic Records