DrumSTRONG, a movement founded by Charlotte’s Scott Swimmer, brings people together through sound and rhythm. In 54 countries around the world, drums circles have sprung up with the hope of drumming to beat cancer. Livestreaming, YouTube, and blogging have all contributed to its spread.
The Swimmer family’s story is inspiring. In a family of cancer survivors, Scott sought to expand the care of cancer patients through drumming. “We all have a drum,” he says, with his hand over his heart.
Swimmer’s motivational story recounted his family’s story of crisis and triumph that resulted in hope for people around the world. At TEDxCLT, Swimmer and the folks of drumSTRONG brought that hope and joy to the crowd by creating a drum circle in Dana Auditorium:
Swimmer was a featured presenter at TEDxCharlotte, on October 15, 2011. TEDxCharlotte’s theme for 2011 is “Dream Makers and Risk Takers.” The stories shared by presenters are inspirtational accounts of dreams realized – ideas worth spreading.