The Pick Me Up Foundation


Aaron Reed died at the age of 21 in Buffalo, NY.  He was an accomplished musician.  In his short career, he was a founding member of two Columbia, MD bands, The Runways (2006-2010) and New World Commotion (2010-2014).  While spending time in Dublin, Ireland he also recorded a solo album.  Aaron lived and breathed music.  He wrote constantly and his lyrics are deep and insightful for such a young man.  He lived meagerly but gave so richly.  His passion for music was endless.  He lived his dreams every day and his memory will continue through his love for music. 

Aaron was a beloved son, a loving brother to his sister Julia, and dedicated and loyal friend to all.  The Pick Me Up Foundation was created in Aaron’s memory to provide musical instruments, equipment, and lessons to under resourced kids.  The PMU Foundation is named after the last song Aaron was working on, Pick Me Up, with his band mates in Buffalo. Our hope is that every time a child has the opportunity to learn and appreciate music Aaron’s spirit will live on as well.

Please help us to celebrate Aaron’s memory and love of music and people by taking the time to listen to The Runways’, New World Commotion’s and Aaron’s solo music (Click Here); vote in the t-shirt contest (Click Here); and if you desire make a donation (Click Here).  A business in Columbia, MD has agreed to cover all PayPal charges so 100% of the money raised will go to support The Pick Me Up Foundation’s mission of providing instruments, equipment and lessons to under resourced kids.   Finally, please spread the word about the PMU Foundation to your friends.  We hope that through social networking we can reach more people interested in the Foundation’s mission.  Thank you for your support and if you have an idea to help the foundation or you just want to say hey send an email to

“Keep it Breezy”

You can read about Aaron in the Baltimore Sun at:,0,5658162.story

Aaron’s music can be heard here on The Pick Me Up Foundation website under the Songs tab or at Reverb Nation at:

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