Willie Nelson and Family, headed by one of music’s most spectacular singers, songwriters and all-out showmen, will play a one-night-only cabaret-style show to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the military men and women of our nation on June 5, 2013 at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, it was announced today. Dan Rather, Anchor and Managing Editor for AXS TV’s Dan Rather Reports, will make a special introduction before the performance.
The show will be the first in a series of “Cabaret for a Cause” shows, to assist in a drive to raise $100 million for the construction of nine NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Centers at military bases around the country, designed to provide new hope for those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)
“We are honored to have Willie Nelson rally to our side, and help our troops in this most selfless of ways,” said Arnold Fisher, Honorary Chairman of the IFHF. “Willie understands the sacrifices our military and their families make for our country. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts for this unique gift of his time and his talent.”
Willie’s new album, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” was released on April 16th, and is a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family and is receiving rave reviews.
Only 150 tickets will be sold, priced at $1,000 each for table seating; $150 for bar area seating. Special “meet and greet” tickets are priced at $1,200. For reservations, or to make a donation, please contact 646-381-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NICoE Satellite Centers will be located at military bases and medical centers around the country to provide medical care for service members without having to separate them from their units or leave their families for extended periods of treatment. This proximity to family and friends is expected to enhance their care and rehabilitation.
The design and mission of the Satellite Centers are based on the original NICoE, opened in 2010 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Operated by the Department of Defense, NICoE is the most advanced facility of its kind in the country, and is the center of the Armed Forces’ efforts in researching, diagnosing and treating TBI, PTS and related injuries sustained by military personnel. Hundreds of American Service Members have received some form of diagnosis or treatment from NICoE in the last two years.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is also currently engaged in a social media campaign, #MakeItVisible, which encourages all Americans to lend support to the NICoE Satellite Center Effort, and to learn about the invisible wounds of war, specifically Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. Visit www.makeitvisible.org for more information.