Respite Hosts 7th Annual Jazzin’ Event

Imagine enjoying wine, music, great food and making a difference for people that need your help—all at the same time. If that sounds great then you won’t want to miss the 7th Annual Jazzin’ For Respite this weekend, Sept. 10.

The event takes place at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Food will be provided by Taco Mamacita, Tex’s BBQ, Briarpatch Catering, Savarino Cucina, and Whole Foods. Wine is being supplied by friends at Woodland Wine Merchant. Brazilian jazz band, Samba Nove, courtesy of The Nashville Jazz Workshop, will set the mood for the evening. A silent and live auction will take place throughout the event.

“This is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of great wine, delicious food, and wonderful music that also raises funds for caregivers,” says Jennifer Abernathy, Executive Director of the TRC. “Funds raised will go to help full-time family caregivers who have one of the toughest jobs in the world. They often work 24 hours a day, seven days a week taking care of a loved one with special needs. Jazzin’ For Respite will raise funds to give family caregivers the break they desperately need.”

The Tennessee Respite Coalition is a statewide non-profit organization, which advocates for and helps provide respite services to family caregivers. Respite, also known as the gift of time, is temporary relief for caregivers. Caregivers are people who care for spouses, parents, children, siblings or other loved ones facing a wide array of special needs. Respite is a preventive strategy that strengthens families, protects family health and well being, and allows individuals to remain in their own home. Respite has been shown to prevent or delay more costly out-of-home placements, reduce the risk of abuse or neglect, and to help keep all family members safe and stable.

Lane Motor Museum is located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville TN 37210. Tickets are $25 in advance (or 6 for $120) or $30 at the door. More information about the event and ticket  be purchased online at http://www.tnrespite.org/jazzin-2011 or by calling (615) 269-8687.

 

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