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Los Angeles, CA (Oct 8, 2006)---“GINA for Missing Persons”, the internationally acclaimed concert series to raise awareness for those who go missing every year, announces The Squeaky Wheel Tour, Oct 17-Nov 4, 2006. This worldwide tour will feature several hundred artists performing in 150 events throughout the 50 states and eight countries. The focus of the events is to gain attention for over 150 missing people in the effort to bring at least ONE home.
The international “Squeaky Wheel Tour” honors Gina Bos, who disappeared from Lincoln, NE 6 years ago Oct 17, 2000 with her birthday being the last official day of the tour, Nov 4. The 19-day tour is the creation of her sister, Jannel Rap who developed the “GINA Concert Series” in 2001, bringing together recording artists from all over the U.S. to obtain attention for ALL people who are missing. Every missing child, every missing adult is an important missing person. When loved ones disappear a large part of family members lives have been carved out, snatched away, and their only focus is to have their missing loves one returned. It is a devastating experiencing no family should have to go through.
Each missing person’ story is unique, important and as valuable as the next, said Rap. “If someone took your child or your sister or brother, what would you do? Would you pull down the moon? Would you look under every rock? Would you scream as loud as you could?”
Would you become the Squeaky Wheel? added Rap.
The Squeaky Wheel Tour will have its kick-off event in Lincoln, NE on Oct 16th, 2006 and officially conclude with an event in Little Rock, Arkansas on Nov. 4. In addition, pre-and post- “Squeaky” events are currently taking place which began September 6 with a Webcast concert In Hollywood, CA. A daily updated list of the musical artists, locations, dates and most importantly the missing to be profiled are posted at www.411Gina.org.
About GINA for Missing Persons
ABOUT GINA: Singer/songwriter, Jannel Rap’s sister disappeared on Oct 17, 2000. Gina’s story had no scandal, no suspects and lacked the hook and intrigue to get the attention of the national public. Gina had simply vanished after performing at a pub in Lincoln, NE. Six months of slamming doors inspired Jannel into action…and the concept of using entertainment get attention for the missing was born.
In 2001, Jannel organized a concert series in honor of her sister, called GINA Concerts. This series brings together recording artists from all over the country in an effort to raise awareness of all the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children who go missing every year. In addition, through GINA (www.411Gina.org) Jannel has produced a TV series called “America Lost and FOUND”, and now hosts a monthly international webcast featuring missing persons from around the globe the 3rd Sat. of every month called “The GINA Sessions.”
Hundreds of Artists Banding Together in Events spanning the U.S. and 8 Countries to Reach over 150 missing people and Bring ONE Home….
Official Website: http://www.411gina.org
Added by roadside on October 16, 2006