NEW ORLEANS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From The Brylski Company Public Relations: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 marks the one-year anniversary of a game-changing human catastrophe –the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A series of memorial and fundraising events, performances, celebrity engagements and a local-to-global healing dedicated to raising money for pro bono medical and mental health support facilities that help the human victims on an ongoing and sustainable basis will take place April 15-20 in Alabama and New Orleans.
Harmony for Health Festival at Pirates Cove in Elberta, Alabama on April 15-17, 2011 featuring Grayson Capps, Guthrie Trapp, John Mooney, Sugar Cane Jane, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadsters, Sassafras, Jon Cleary, and many more.
NEW ORLEANS EVENT
Harmony for Health's "Unity For The Gulf" benefit concert, co-produced by 'rock philanthropy' UnityfortheGulf.org, will feature a live rock broadcast from the New Orleans House of Blues. The event sponsors include The Sierra Club, the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), AREDAY and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS). This event is endorsed by: actors Brad Pitt and Daryl Hannah; political strategist James Carville; Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Robin Mann, President of the Sierra Club; preeminent oceanographer Sylvia Earl, Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and star of Whale Wars; Dr Ira Leifer, Chief Mission Coordinating Scientist for NASA Gulf Mission; Bonny Schumacher (NASA/JPL), Founder of Wings of Care; Stuart H. Smith; Dr. Riki Ott, and Mary Lee Orr Executive Director of LEAN. We have the additional special honor of five members of the President's National Oil Spill Commission, including Co-chair Senator Bob Graham.
Also included at the event will be a special sneak trailer screening of the upcoming film The Big Fix directed by Josh Tickell from GreenPlanet Productions. We will also see the launch of Counterspill.org -- an incredible new resource that combines best-in-class reporting, research, social media and community engagement to help counter the media spin of destructive corporations.
Fundraising Goal: $750,000.00
Where the Money Goes
In response, Guardians of the Gulf, along with other NGOs along the Gulf Coast, has been working to address the growing number of health issues and concerns among the Gulf Coast residents. The need for health care resources continues to increase as a direct result of not only the exposure to oil fumes and dispersants, but also the severe lack of properly trained medical professionals knowledgeable in the chemical illnesses resulting from exposure to the toxic oil and dispersants.
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