For twenty years now, Fraze as brought the community of Kettering and surrounding areas some of summer’s best in music entertainment, and for years the community has supported Fraze through tickets sales and praise. But every year, Fraze does more than entertain. This week we announced three concerts that will benefit different causes that affect our community and the world.
First off, on Sunday, June 12th, The Beach Boys with special guest The Lettermen will play a concert to benefit Terri’s Life & Hope Network. Terri Schiavo made headlines back in the early 2000s, over a court battle between Terri’s family and her husband, Michael Schiavo. Mr. Schiavo fought and prevailed to have Terri’s feeding tube removed, even though Terri was not hooked up to a machine, and was not in a vegetative state. She did suffer from a brain injury that occurred in 1991. Now, the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network provides a voice for the voiceless. The mission of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network (Formerly Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation) is to develop a national network of resources and support for the medically-dependent, persons with disabilities, and the incapacitated who are in or potentially facing life-threatening situations. You can read more about Terri’s story at www.terrisfight.org.
On Thursday, June 30th, Dayton originals Parrots of the Caribbean bring their legendary Jimmy Buffett tribute show to Fraze to benefit the 7th Annual Concert for Literacy. The concert benefits Project READ – a coalition of public and private organizations working together to build skilled workers, strong families, and healthy communities. Project READ provide programs such as The Project READ Helpline which last year, matched 2,345 adults with free learning opportunities, and 283 new volunteers served as tutors for adults or children. Their book distribution project donated 12,800 gently used books to families in need last year. For more on their organization, go to www.project-read.org.
The final concert for charity announced this week is the Concert for Cystic Fibrosis featuring KC & The Sunshine Band! This annual concert started in 1998, has raised over $650,000 for local families and research to date. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school; however, advances in research and medical treatments have extended the life expectancy of those with CF by decades. On Friday, July 1st at 7:30 PM, don’t miss this annual concert that helps so many with this disease. Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here at www.cff.org.
All tickets for these charity concerts go on sale Saturday, March 26th at 10:00 AM. This summer, it’s about more than just great music; it’s about making a difference too.