MC Hammer Awarded With Humantarian Award During Karate Fundraising Event

Oakland, California rap star MC Hammer will be honored with the World Wide Humanitarian Award during the Kick-A-Thon, which will benefit a local family who lost their father to cancer and now may lose their home.

MC Hammer's appearance is help raise the profile of the fundraising event for the Platt family, who may lose their house after Florence's 38-year-old husband John died on September 15th from cancer.

In order to raise money for Florence and her two children, Ryen and Kayla, ten bay area Taekwondo schools and the Mountain View Christian Center will host the Kick-A-Thon.

On October 16th, students from each school will throw as many kicks as possible in a two-minute period, with financial donors making a financial donation based on that amount.

The event was puled together by Master Johnny Kang of Kang's Taekwondo Academy.

“I have kids of my own and can only imagine what the Platt's are going through right now,” said Master Kang. “I’m pleased this event will help them on a financial level. But I’m just as pleased so many kids, families and individuals can come together, compassionately and generously, in support of our fellow man. It’s a profound lesson for the kids and an extraordinary act of love.”

The Kick-A-Thon For Humanity will be held on October 16th at the Mountain View Christian Center at 5000 Amaryllis St., in Oakley, California, tarting at 10:00 AM.