7th Annual the Beijinger X-mas Charity Funk Throwdown

The Beijnger has been throwing booty-shaking, soul-sweating Christmas charity funk parties since way back in the heady days of 2002. In the past five years we've helped raise money for charities such as the Tibetan Poverty Alleviation Fund, and since 2005, we’ve been donating the proceeds of these sweaty nights of funk-filled abandon to orphans at the Ping'an Medical Foster Home.

In the past three years we’ve helped four young girls:

In 2005 Dang Tianyue was born with congenital heart disease. Thanks to proceeds raised at that year's tbj Charity Funk Throwdown and donations from the staff of GE (China), she was able to receive the surgery that she needed. Tianyue has since joined her adoptive family in Connecticut USA.

In 2006 Tian Tian was found in a cardboard box in front of a small Catholic convent in Hebei. A small piece of paper tucked into the box explained how her mother died in childbirth and how the father could not raise her alone. She was malnourished and suffering from spina bifida. Funds from the party in 2006 were used to pay for the surgery she required and she is now in the care of an American family in Beijing.

Again in 2006, we raised money for another young child who was suffering from spina bifida and hydrocephalus. After two successful operations, Dang Yixi has now returned to Taiyuan and is in the care of a local foster family.

Last year we raised money to help 2-month old Dang Tianle from Lang Fang in Hebei province. She was born with a cleft lip and palate.

Now here's where we’re asking for you to come in, this year we hope to raise money for little Tian Yage. Tian was found abandoned earlier this year in front of a Catholic church in a village in Hebei. The new born boy had a swollen belly and carers soon noticed that he was born with no anus. He has already had one round of surgery but is in vital need of a second round that is estimated to cost RMB 20, 000. So, head on over to Block 8 (over by Chaoyang Park west gate) this coming Saturday night and sweat it out to some old school funk to raise some money for the little guy.

Dec 20
7th Annual the Beijinger X-mas Charity Funk Throwdown
Proceeds from the door go to Ping'an Medical Foster Home. For more info take a look at this site. RMB 100 donation at the door
9pm-late. Block 8 (6508 8585)

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