Porter Robinson Raises $150,000 For Cancer During Second Sky

July 2, 2019

Second Sky Festival has another aspect aside from the music. Although the highly acclaimed music festival gained some buzz from B2B sets with Porter Robinson, Madeon, and Skrillex; the music festival also aims to raise money toward ending Burkitt lymphoma, a type of cancer. Robinson created Robinson Malawi Fund after his 17-year old younger brother was hospitalized with the rare disease.

Porter says, "Between donations at Second Sky, online donations, and $1.00 from each ticket, $77,000.00 was raised for the fund! He also matched every dollar made, making a solid $154,000 raised for direct patient care."

Online donations to the Robinson Malawi Fund are still being accepted. Here's where you can get involved

Porter explains:

“The survival rate for Burkitt lymphoma in the US is 90% or higher. But for kids in Malawi, where it’s much more common due to the connection between malaria and this form of cancer, the survival rate can be as low as about 29%. One of Mark’s doctors, Dr. Westmoreland, leads the pediatric cancer program that UNC operates in Malawi.

I’m starting a fund in cooperation with UNC to help improve the survival rate in that region so that those families won’t have to needlessly lose loved ones. In this case, more resources translates directly into higher survival rates.”