Jimmel Ray via Crowdrise
August 13, 2014
Built Around Loyalty, also known as BAL is a hip-hop collective from Peekskill, New York. BAL was founded in 2007 by a group of childhood best friends in order to create a united platform to promote the members' music. Since its origin, BAL has grown tremendously, and become a staple in the Peekskill community, representing loyalty, unity, music, entrepreneurship, love and friendship. Since its creation, BAL is responsible for releasing several mixtapes, gaining musical recognition across Westchester and the 5 Boroughs, and even lauching a successful fashion business, creating custom hats designed by BAL's own members. BAL is more than a movement, we're a brotherhood.
Recently, our brother and founding BAL member, Brian Vinton, AKA 1212 was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer. Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the immune system - specifically, it is a cancer of immune cells called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The news of Brian's diagnosis has ignited a tremendous amount of support and awareness within the community. We are hoping for continued support to raise funds for Brian's chemotherapy and cancer treatments. We appreciate any and all donations and wish you much love and light. Please help us in our efforts to keep #1212STRONG.