Marathon Musician Lee Perriera plans to run from Phoenix, Arizonia to Burbank, California, and hopes to raise $1 million for charity
Lee Perriera calls himself the marathon musician because he can do both: play music and run marathons. Starting this Sunday he plans to run from Phoenix, Arizonia to Burbank, California.
"Last year, I ran the Rock N' Roll marathon and then I performed afterward," said Perriera.
Perriera says he was inspired by his favorite talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to spread love and kindness. So he'll be running from Phoenix all the way to Ellen's studio in Burbank, Calif. in hopes to be featured on her show as well as to raise $1,000,000 in the process for four non-profits.
Perriera plans to split the $1,000,000 dollars four ways. He plans to donate to Ellen's WIldlife Fun, Driving Out Domestic Violence, the Arizona Healtcare Foundation, and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. Each charity will get $250,000.
Lee plans to stream his whole run on Facebook.
"Every day for 16 days, we'll be live-streaming," Perriera said. "Each day will be a marathon until I get to Burbank, Calif."
Singer, songwriter, guitarrist Lee Perreira combines classic blues riffs with a soulfully textured vocal style leaving his audience instantly captured.
The music of Lee Perreira finds its life in the continuos and passionate pursuit of musical excellence, breathing that passion into the soul of his audience. Tracing his roots back to Long Beach, California Lee began playing guitar at the age of 12.
A regularly performing musician, he averages over 300 events per year throughout the U.S. Award winning artist Lee Perreira has opened for and sat in with blues Legend Buddy Guy, opened for James Bay at Mix 96.9s Sold out "Spring Thing" and also shared the night with amazing artists such as Foo Fighters, Gary Clark Jr, Train, The Fray, INXS, Journey, just to name a few.
His last album Whats That Gotta Do With My Dreams? is currently on rotation at the radio.
posted Thursday March 21st