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Aaron Reed

Hosted by Shelby Dodson

In loving memory of Aaron Reed and the amazing friend he was to everybody he met, we would like to start a new tradition of an event to help raise money and awareness to his parents charity: The Pick Me Up Foundation

On Saturday, February 21st at 5:00pm Corner Stable in Columbia has graciously agreed to donate 15% of your checks directly to The Pick me up Foundation. We will also have a table where you can donate independently.

The Pick Me Up Foundation hopes to spread the dream that Aaron lived. To provide those with limited access and resources to get the tools they need to compose music. The mission is to help underprivileged individuals live their dreams of becoming a musician.
For more info: Thepickmeupfoundation.com

For those who don’t already know, February 19th is Aarons Birthday so this is a great opportunity to celebrate what a wonderful friend, son, brother, cousin, and person he was.

Please help spread the word to all of your friends, the more the merrier, and it would be truly appreciated.

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From WBAL News Radio 1090 on November 20th

Anne Kramer

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A Howard County father is keeping his son’s memory alive through music.

Aaron Reed died suddenly back in January while in New York. He was 21.

He loved music. His father Brian says the best way to keep his son’s generous spirit alive was to start the foundation to try and help less fortunate kids have the chance to play musical instruments.

Aaron’s family suffered a double loss the day he died.

After coming back home with his prized instruments, the family’s van was broken into and the instruments stolen. Howard County Police never found the instruments. There have been no arrests.

Brian Reed says all the donated instruments will be reconditioned and given to children who can not afford to rent or buy an instrument.

The instrument drive takes place Saturday November 22nd at Kings Contrivance Village Center in Columbia from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pick Me Up Foundation is working with Music & Arts which is offering drop-off locations in Ellicott City, Arundel Mills, and Laurel for instruments as well.

The Foundation will continue to collect used instruments throughout the year.

You can read the original article from WBAL here:  http://www.wbal.com/article/111024/3/dust-off-the-old-instrument-and-donate