Season 2 - Ep. 5 - Fighting Cancer, Mental Health and Addiction With The Help of Punks with Rob Rushing from Punk Rock Saves Lives

In this episode, I get to talk with Rob "Rover" Rushing from Punk Rock Saves Lives about all the cool things they do to literally help save people from dying and do so through the punk rock music community which is an incredibly tight-knit community. Rob talks about how he got into the charity side of things, and what caused the formation of Punk Rock Saves Lives.

We also talk about some of the events that are coming up including a Golf Tournament in Las Vegas on April 22nd to help raise money for the cause as well as get people signed up for the bone marrow donor list. Check out this great episode with a great humanitarian, and go to the links below to either get help or join in the fight against cancer, mental health disorders and drug addiction.

Intro: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

Punk Rock Saves Lives website: https://www.punkrocksaveslives.org/

Golf Tournament in Las Vegas Information: https://poweredbyrock.com/collections/events

Punk Rock Saves Lives on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punkrocksaveslives/

Punk Rock Saves Lives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PRSLUSA

Punk Rock Saves Lives on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SavesRock


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0:00 - Intro
1:07 - What led Rob Rushing to co-found Punk Rock Saves Lives?
24:26 - Rob Rushing talks about his mini museum of rock and roll memorabilia in his house
29:00 - Rob Rushing talks about launching Punk Rock Saves Lives during a pandemic
37:19 - Rob Rushing talks about doing livestreams and Facebook communities to support people with mental health during the pandemic
41:53 - Rob Rushing talks about how masculinity and male programming cause mental health issues and lead to bigger problems
46:42 - Rob Rushing talks about some backlash from online trolls who think punk means you can't care about anyone else
52:22 - Rob Rushing talks about what's coming up for Punk Rock Saves Lives in 2022 including a Charity Golf Tournament in Las Vegas with Powered By Rock
1:01:19 - Rob Rushing talks about how Punk Rock Saves Lives not only helps with cancer support but also mental health and drug addiction
1:09:46 - Rob Rushing talks about the Punk Rock Saves Lives compilations on IM Records
1:15:51 - Rob Rushing gives some final thoughts on what someone should do if they are struggling with financial, mental or physical issues
1:20:59 - Outro