" Sing to Save Lives"
First Annual Charity Concert in NYC
To Benefit Suicide Prevention
Event Hosted by Emmy-Award Winning CNN News Anchor, Randi Kaye
Available for Interview Prior to Event is Blues, Classic Rock Recording Artist, and Actress Dana Fuchs
Available for Interview Day of Event - Ruthie Foster and Dana Fuchs
According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US—One American dies every 12 mins.
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)—SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and Jed Foundation (JED), two of the nation’s leading suicide prevention organizations, are proud to collaborate on the First Annual Sing to Save Lives event to be held at B.B. King's Blues Club, 237 W 42nd Street in Times Square, NYC, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7-10pm. (Doors open at 6:00 pm.) Tickets and donations (without attending) can be found on Classy or at the door the day of the event. Some packages include dinner. Emmy-award winning anchor, correspondent and investigative reporter, Randi Kaye will host. For interviews prior to the show, Dana Fuchs, internationally known Blues/Classic Rock Recording Artist (star of off-Broadway smash, Love, Janis; and star of the film, Across the Universe), will be available for PR in New York City and will perform at the fundraiser. Dana’s life changed when she lost her sister to suicide, and she along with many others participating in this event will be celebrating the lives of everyone who has been a victim of a mental illness.
Along with Dana Fuchs, iconic Rhythm and Blues recording artists, Ruthie Foster (three-time Grammy-nominated soul diva), The Apocalypse Blues Review (co-founded by Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola of Godsmack), Bill Heller, (longtime member of the contemporary jazz group, The Rippingtons), will perform on the night of the event; as well as a five-time Grammy-winning group to be announced on March 9th!
On-hand will be critically-acclaimed, international fine artist, Eric Waugh, who has been featured in Forbes and on CNN, GMA, ABC-TV’s “Extreme Home Makeover,” amongst others; known for creating the world’s largest painting. Waugh will paint a new piece LIVE at the event—to be auctioned off, along with other items, during the evening’s festivities.
Dr. Dan Reidenberg, Executive Director of SAVE and event co-founder said: “By bringing a light to suicide through your participation at this event - or through a donation - can play an integral part in helping those in need and preventing a tragedy.” John MacPhee, Executive Director/CEO of JED and event co-founder added, “Blues music is an ideal narrative vehicle to express a shared experience. Our first annual Beat The Blues to Save Lives concert will be an uplifting night of great music filled with hope and celebration of life in order to raise awareness to save lives in the future.”