2012 Benefit Awareness

Revealed: ACM My Cause

January has been announced as “Poverty in America Awareness Month” for the ACM Lifting Lives “My Cause” web-feature. The program, which offers increased awareness and financial bolstering, endorses  Billy’s Place, a charity affiliated with Craig Morgan. Donations will accepted through the link on their promotional the video below.

Over the past two years, ACM Lifting Lives has bolstered support by donating more than $44,000 to artists’ favorite charities.

Click on the video to watch Craig introduce his cause.


I’ll Fly Away 2012 Fundraisers

The recently formed I’ll Fly Away Foundation is planning two fundraisers for 2012.  March 24, in Neosho, MO featuring The Chuck Wagon Gang and October 13, in Rogers, AK featuring the Oak Ridge Boys, Daily & Vincent and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.

The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is dedicated to educating upcoming generations about the musical heritage and traditions that shaped American music by granting scholarships and music education programs.

The Chairman of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation is Betsy Brumley, granddaughter of songwriter to “I’ll Fly Away,” Albert E. Brumley.


Gilda’s Club Training for The Country Music 1/2 Marathon

For the seventh year, Nashville’s Gilda’s Club will offer a 15-week training program for the Country Music 1/2 Marathon led by certified trainers from Vanderbilt’s Dayani Center. The program is geared to all fitness levels to prepare participants to run or walk in support of those affected by cancer.

The 2012 season kicks-off on Saturday (Jan. 14) at Gilda’s Club with a health fair featuring a Q&A session with the trainers about nutrition and appropriate apparel and provide mini-clinics on stretching and injury prevention.

The training program includes weekly Saturday morning group walk/runs led by fitness specialists, guest membership to Vanderbilt Dayani Center, personalized training plans for all levels, and access to Firstgiving™ – an online fund raising tool with personalized web pages.

To join The Gang, all participants are asked to raise a minimum of $750 by race day – with all monies going directly to support all the the free emotional and social cancer-related services provided at Gilda’s Club Nashville.


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