Fall Out Boy Helps Local Chernobyl Children Charity


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by Cynthia Reid

So Fall Out Boy’s not just a bunch of pretty faces?

With all the recording and touring this band’s been doing lately, and with Pete Wentz and his lovely bride Ashlee Simpson just having their baby, it’s hard to believe these guys have time to do anything extra.  But they made time for a Seattle-based charity that we’ve covered before called For the Children of the World.

Fall Out Boy was kind enough to autograph two guitars that will be auctioned off to help the children of Chernobyl.

The first of the signed guitars is on eBay right now, just in time for Christmas:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300279803901&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling

NOTE: Bid now, bid often, as this auction ends Tuesday, Dec. 16th at 5pm!

Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley were all backstage at the Paramount last Thursday to sign the guitars and went on to perform at KISS-FM’s Jingle Bell Bash.  What a concert and what a great group of guys!!

Many other celebrities have helped out For the Children of the World in the past, including:

  • My Chemical Romance
  • The Shins
  • Billy Talent
  • Devo (yes, Devo!!)

For the Children of the World is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer care, compassion and hope to children and families who have been affected by the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl Nuclear accident.  For the past 13 years, they have accomplished this by hosting children from the country of Belarus.

Over 85 children come to the Seattle area each summer (including several Burien-area homes) for 6 weeks for a health respite. Doctors have found that a six week stay in a clean environment with good nutrition can completely recover the children’s immune system.

For more information, or to learn how you can help, please visit For the Children of the World’s website.

If you’re not familiar with Fall Out Boy, here’s a music video for their hit “Dance Dance”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvz0bvYmnto

Cynthia Reid is an owner/agent at John L. Scott Westwood, who previously wrote these two stories about For the Children of the World for the B-Town Blog:

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