It will be a run to remember when Drew “Dru Ha” Friedman, Co-Founder & CEO of Duck Down Music, attempts to run the ING: New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011. Dru, whose father Harvey L. Friedman passed away from Alzheimer’s this past January after a brave 9 year battle with the disease, has been training this summer to prepare for the 26.2 mile race.
Dru explains: “I wanted to do something extremely challenging in memory of my father and to raise awareness about this compassionless disease. Fans of Duck Down may not realize how instrumental my father was in assisting with incorporating and founding Duck Down. While he was a respected real estate attorney, he had little legal entertainment background yet found the time to learn enough about the business to help negotiate our early contracts and offered unconditional guidance for Buckshot and myself. To properly train for a marathon, I’m quickly learning it takes dedication, perseverance and sacrifice of your personal time. All qualities my father exemplified; it’s a fitting way to pay tribute to him.”
In support of Dru’s run; Duck Down Music plans to release two exclusive songs created by select Artists from the labels roster. All proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), is a form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time for the inflicted. It affects a persons memory, thinking, and behavior. Ultimately, Alzheimer’s is disabling, fatal and without cure. Alzheimer’s disease has recently made it’s way into the news with the revelation from University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit who announced she had an early diagnoses of dementia.
Its a real sad day for Hip Hop today, but time to remember the legendary MC and member of Heltah Skeltah Sean Price who passed away today. Sources say he passed in his sleep in his Brooklyn apartment, but the cause of death is not known at this time, however an update will be made following the release of an autopsy report. Sean Price is a member of the hip hop supergroups Boot Camp Clik and…