Published Apr 01, 2005The slogan "I donated to charity, and all I got was this lousy tax receipt never really took off. Now those whiners can get the T-shirt instead. The Shirts for a Cure project hooks up socially-conscious music fans with exclusive T-shirts from their favourite (mostly aggressive) bands. The project is the brainchild of the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE) a non-profit organised by the family of 31-year-old Savio, who lost her battle with cancer and will help women with the financial burden of chemotherapy. The organisation uses 95 cents of each dollar towards their cause and since 2002 has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer treatment. A band donates a T-shirt design to the cause and it becomes an exclusive and limited-edition find. Bands on board so far include: My Chemical Romance, Thursday, Hot Water Music, Thrice, the Bouncing Souls, Strike Anywhere, and Taking Back Sunday, and will soon expand to include shirts from Alkaline Trio, Circa Survive, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dillinger Four, Funeral for a Friend, Head Automatica, Henry Rollins, Less Than Jake and many more. Visit www.shirtsforacure.com to order a shirt and www.syrentha.org for info about the SSE.