Thank you to everyone who came out to support the National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter on August 27th! Despite the morning rain, attendance was high and the energy was even higher at Music Fest for MS presented by Zink Distributing Company. From conga lines to dancing to fun music to enjoying Market District tacos, a fun time was had by all. Through everyone’s support and generosity, over $6,000 was raised to support the fight against MS.
Thank you to all of the community partners and musical performers who supported the concert and made this concert a success.
3rd Generation Band (3G) is supporting the fight against MS as one of the artist for MusicFest for MS 2016!
3rd Generation Band (3G) is a south side Indy band. They love to play great music and have fun! The band will play the classics, but also focus on new songs and a funk dancing horn section. They play Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Buffet, Pitbull, Jason Mraz, Rolling Stones, Earth, Wind & Fire just to name a few. You will enjoy their music and energy when you hear them perform!
Tola Lewis is a Michigan-based artist renowned for her distinctively smooth blend of musical stylings: classic, contemporary, popular and jazz; always exquisite. A multi-talented musician, Tola performs using a saxophone and wind synthesizer. Her illuminating style will draw you into the rich texture of the music, whether interpreting a timeless standard Cole Porter, laying down a Motown groove, or sharing her personal vision through one of her own distinctive original tunes.
The fight against MS is personal for Tola. Her daughter has MS and it is a personal cause for their family.
Save the date for MusicFest for MS!August 27, 2016
Last year, MusicFest for MS was a popular fundraiser for The National MS Society, Indiana Chapter. Join us in making this year even better and rocking out to the music of Tola Lewis and 3rd Generation Band on Saturday, August 27th. Concert will be held on the beautiful grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Advance Sale Regular Tickets are $15 for INDIVIDUALS ages 13 and over and will increase to $20 per person on August 27th. Advance Sale VIP Tickets are $40 for individuals 13 and over and will increase to $50 per person on August 27th. KIDS ages 12 and under are FREE. Advance sale tickets may be purchased online in advance through Eventbrite or at Crown Hill Funeral Home.
Our staff, friends, and families supported Walk MS on Saturday. We enjoyed supporting a great cause and the beautiful sunshine!
The Walk might be over, but our supporting efforts are just gearing up! Be sure to purchase your tickets to MusicFest for MS to enjoy a night of music while supporting The National MS Society, Indiana Chapter.
MiSsion Possible Team Member and Director of Operations, Ted Hoffman
For Ted Hoffman, wearing orange became personal when he started working at Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery. Everyone thinks something like MS will always happen to someone else’s family not theirs. Here at CH, we have an employee impacted by MS, so it makes it a reality when it happens to “one of your family members”.
Ted supports Crown Hill’s initiatives with The National MS Society, Indiana State Chapter because he believes making a difference in someone’s life is a responsibility. The quest for answers and participation is part of the journey and goal in curing MS. Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery has been involved with community events, such as the annual Beyond the Badge Run/Walk. “This endeavor to support a cure for MS adds a philanthropic involvement for myself and the staff. Being from a large family, I realized early in life it takes all to get a job done.”
Ted Hoffman is the Director of Operations at Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Like so many people in Indianapolis, Karen Wright has extended family members who have had MS. Two family members in her husband’s family have had the disease. She has been aware of MS, and has recently become engaged with Crown Hill’s involvement with The National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter.
Not only does Karen believe in the cause, she sees the value of supporting it with her colleagues. The fundraising events and Walk MS Indy are fun
Karen Wright is a MiSsion Possible team member.
ways to interact with coworkers. As an event planner, she also really enjoys planning the details of each event and motivating others to participate. Karen said, “It is wonderful that Crown Hill is showing its community involvement in something of this magnitude.”
Karen Wright works in the Administration Department at Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery. She is actively involved in the Indianapolis community. Her involvement includes Circle City Classic, Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis Urban League, and Meeting Professionals International.