For Immediate Release: Local artists Django Haskins, Skylar Gudasz to help sick children at Music for Me Fine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2018
Contact: Joey Powell; info@mefinefoundation.org

Local artists Django Haskins, Skylar Gudasz to help sick children at Music for Me Fine
Me Fine Foundation’s annual benefit concert raises funds for families at Triangle-area hospitals

RALEIGH: No family ever expects their child to be diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening medical condition. Sadly, it happens every day – and families in these situations often find that there are significant financial costs associated with treating their child that are not covered by any insurance or safety net program available. The Music for Me Fine benefit concert, now in its third year, will allow the Me Fine Foundation to provide hope for impacted families.

Two well-known North Carolina musicians, Django Haskins, lead singer of The Old Ceremony, and Skylar Gudasz, will headline the April 20th show hosted at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Additionally, local musician Eric Scholz will open the evening with a solo acoustic set. The emphasis on showcasing local support and talent is key for Me Fine. Empire Eats, a longtime partner of this event, will provide the catering while Raleigh’s own Lonerider Brewing Company and Crude Bitters will offer beer and a signature cocktail for the special evening.

Doors at All Saints Chapel open at 7:00pm with music slated to begin at 8:00pm. Tickets start at $55 for individuals and $100 for couples with prices increasing on April 1. For more information about Music for Me Fine, including to purchase tickets, visit musicformefine.org.

“We created Music for Me Fine as an opportunity for people to support an important cause that has a real and direct impact on fellow members of our communities,” noted Ben Steel, board member and chair of Music for Me Fine. “The outpouring of support in our first two years has been remarkable. We anticipate this year’s event to be the biggest one yet, which means that our organization will be able to assist more families in need at our partner hospitals.”

Last year, Me Fine distributed nearly $100,000 in direct financial assistance to 211 families at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. After expanding into WakeMed Children’s Hospital in late 2017, the organization projects supporting an additional 50 – 75 families with help covering costs ranging from rent and mortgage payments to gas cards and groceries. Me Fine also provides emotional support resources for these families.

2018 Music For Me Fine Mainstage Sponsors include Southern First Bank, Sunbelt Rentals, and Empire Properties. This year’s Headliner Sponsors are Environmental Holdings Group (EHG) and FastMed. Sponsorship opportunities still available at musicformefine.org.

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Me Fine Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring families whose children face a devastating medical crisis are able to receive financial assistance, emotional support and other necessary resources to sustain the loss of income due to the dramatic change in lifestyle while undergoing treatment at Duke, UNC, or WakeMed Children’s Hospitals. For more information, please call (919) 202-0086 or visit mefinefoundation.org.