Rock Legends Cruise to Benefit South Dakota Native American Reservations
Apparently Paul Rodgers enjoyed himself so much on the Rock Legends Cruise that he's signed on for the next one, which sets sail next February.
He joins a lineup that includes Alice Cooper, The Doobie Brothers, 38 Special, Dave Mason, Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter, The Marshall Tucker Band and many others. Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas departs from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 19th with a stop in Nassau in the Bahamas before returning on the 23rd.
Proceeds from the cruise will benefit the Native American Heritage Association, which works to help those on reservations in South Dakota.
Formed in 1993, the non-profit charity was started after seeing the extremely poor living conditions on the reservations. NAHA provides basic life necessities and self-help programs. They provide food, clothing, heating assistance and other emergency programs to the Native American families struggling to make ends meet each month
The statistics are staggering: Unemployment rates are at 80%, 70% have no transportation, the average life expectancy is 58 years of age, infant mortality is 10 times the national average and 31% of Native American children under the age of 4 are obese because of lack of proper nutrition.