On October 24, some of Calgary’s up-and-coming artists took over Ceili’s on Fourth for the Music 4 Life concert. The event was hosted by the I Will Survive Association and aimed to raise awareness about suicide and the stigma around mental health. Musicians rocked out to a full house, including some Calgary Counselling Centre staff. Proceeds from the event went to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Calgary ConnecTeen and Calgary Counselling Centre.
“A big thanks to the I Will Survive Association for organizing the Music for Life concert. The funds raised will help us continue to provide effective, leading-edge counselling to Calgarians of all backgrounds,” says Katrina Bradley, Chief Development Officer, Calgary Counselling Centre. “It’s always great to see members of the community come together to support local mental health programs and to reduce the stigma of mental health.”
After the suicide of a close friend, a group of Calgarians began to see how little people spoke about suicide and mental illness. They created the I Will Survive Association to both honour their friend’s passion for music and raise funds and create awareness of suicide, suicide prevention and mental illness.
The Music 4 Life concert is a great example of a third-party event in support of Calgary Counselling Centre. We always welcome and support individuals and groups who wish to help raise funds and awareness on behalf of the Centre, and the clients we serve. Contact us today.