Platinum-Selling Band, Sister Hazel, to Compete in 10th Annual KEYS100 Six Runner 100-Mile Team Relay Race for Cancer

In May, platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, will take on the physical and mental challenge of competing in a six runner 100-mile team relay race for charity called the KEYS100 Ultramarathon. The 10th Annual KEYS100 Ultramarathon is a series of point-to-point races, beginning in Key Largo and ending in Key West, that includes four distinct competitions: individual races of 100 mi, 50 mi, 50 km, and the original Florida Keys six runner 100-mile team relay race. KEYS100 Ultramarathon promotes charitable fundraising for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys” in support of their educational work with prostate and other cancers, free screenings, and direct support of cancer patients and their families throughout the Keys. There will be an acoustic post-race show for race participants and a full band show that evening at the Waterfront Brewery. You can get more information on the race and donate to Sister Hazel’s Team: Lyrics For Life here.
Ken Block, Sister Hazel’s lead singer, explains why they chose to embark on such a big goal, “We all agree that our health and fitness should be a larger priority in our lives for the sake of our families, for the band, and for ourselves as individuals. We all wanted to take on something that is totally outside of our musical lives and comfort zone. We hope that we can inspire other people in the Hazelnut community and beyond to set big long-term goals and know that they can be accomplished with dedication, commitment, and by taking it one step and day at a time. In addition to raising money for “The Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys,” we are hoping to raise awareness for our children’s cancer charity “Lyrics For Life” and “Camp Hazelnut.” “We will be releasing videos along the way showcasing our journey, watch it here.”
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ABOUT SISTER HAZEL:Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The band landed on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart again in 2016 with “Unplugged From Daryl’s House Club” at #75. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and are co-founders of the “Rockboat,” a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.