Sarah McLachlan Concert for Charlottesville Free Clinic Announced
Charlottesville Free Clinic Press Release
Grammy winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan is coming to town this July to raise funds for the Charlottesville Free Clinic. In her first appearance in Charlottesville, Sarah McLachlan will perform at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Sarah’s soulful music has provided an emotional backdrop for our lives for the past twenty five years, from her enigmatic song “Building a Mystery” which landed Sarah her first Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, to “Angel,” her haunting tribute to the fatal overdose of fellow musician Jonathan Melvoin, to writing “One Dream” the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics which took place in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
Her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics leave her fans breathless. Sarah’s new album, Shine On, her first in four years, will be released this May and promises to inspire, intrigue and entertain. In addition to being a talented musician, Sarah McLachlan has used her “voice” to improve the world around her. In 1997, Sarah helped organize Lilith Fair which brought over 2 million people together during its three year run. The Lilith Fair tours raised more than $7 million for women’s charities and helped launch the careers of numerous women singer-songwriters.
Sarah continued her philanthropic efforts by laying the groundwork for the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which officially opened in 2003. The School of Music is an outreach program that provides free after-school musical education, something Sarah cherished in her own youth, for school-aged children in Vancouver.
Sarah has been an ardent supporter of the ASPCA, has raised funds for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and has focused attention on African poverty. This July she will help the Charlottesville Free Clinic provide free health care services for low-income adults and families.
From its first concert with Bruce Hornsby at Cabell Hall to Loretta Lynn’s performance at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion last summer, the Charlottesville Free Clinic’s benefit concert series has raised more than $1.2 million for the clinic. The series would not be possible without ongoing support from Coran Capshaw and his teams at Red Light Management and the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.
All proceeds from the Sarah McLachlan concert will be donated to the CFC.
SPONSOR PACKAGES: Sponsor packages featuring premium Lower Orchestra seats, a pre-concert “block party” and free parking will be sold through the Charlottesville Free Clinic in April. For more information, go to the CFC’s website at www.cvillefreeclinic.org or check out the CFC Facebook page at facebook.com/cvillefreeclinic.
TICKETS: Regular tickets will be available through the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on Friday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m., at www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com, 877-C-PAV-TIX (272-8849), Crossroads, and at the Downtown Charlottesville Visitor's Center.
About the Charlottesville Free Clinic Founded in 1992, the Charlottesville Free Clinic provides free medical care, prescription medications, mental health support, and dental services for low-income adults in the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle community who do not have health insurance or access to affordable health care. During 2013, the CFC provided health care services for more than 3,300 community members with over 10,000 visits to its integrated care and dental clinics.
Many CFC patients are employed in the local services and tourism industry. They are restaurant workers, musicians, housecleaners, child care providers, construction workers, cab drivers, retail workers, and elder care providers. Their income is above the federal poverty level, so they don’t qualify for free charity care at UVA or Martha Jefferson Hospital. Most are working for smaller employers that don’t offer health insurance and can’t afford to purchase health insurance on their own. The CFC Integrated Care Clinic provides free primary medical care and prescription for its patients to treat both acute illnesses like the flu or bronchitis and to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. During medical visits, patients are screened for mental health concerns and connected with the CFC’s Integrated Care Coordinator or a volunteer mental health professional for further evaluation and treatment. For lab and radiology services and specialized medical services, CFC patients are referred to local health care providers that have agreed to treat them for free or a reduced fee.
The CFC Dental Clinic is the only free provider of dental services for no and low-income adults in our community. Last year, the clinic treated 1,762 patients with 3,443 visits to day, evening, and Saturday clinics. Additionally, through its Community Dental Program, the CFC referred about 300 patients to local dental practices for fillings, oral surgery, and treatment for gum disease. The CFC Dental Clinic has doubled its capacity in the past five years. During 2014, the CFC Dental Clinic is exploring options to further increase its capacity.
The CFC is supported by volunteer health care professionals who donate their services, our local hospitals and many medical and dental practices that provide free services, and generous donors. The CFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It relies on fundraisers like its annual benefit concert as well as donations from individuals, patients, foundations, businesses, churches and civic groups and grants from public funders to cover our annual operating budget of $1.7 million.
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