The Mary Moon Foundation expanded its fundraising efforts this year with a new summer benefit concert. After five successful family-centric events at the Water Park of America, the Mary Moon Foundation held a 21 and over event with the 80’s hairband Hairball! The event drew a new audience for the foundation; which expanded the number of people the foundation reaches. Through this event more people learned about the foundation’s mission and goals and were able to contribute by volunteering or with a financial donation.
The Hairball concert was a blast! It was held outdoors at Bogarts in Apple Valley, MN. Thousands of people attended this first Mary Moon benefit concert. Johnny Rock Lassman (from KQRS) and Christine O’Keefe (Mary Moon co-founder) introduced Hairball for a “Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock”. Six songs into their set, Hairball paused to share the mission of the Mary Moon Foundation and invited Christine on stage to help with “a moment of noise” to celebrate Mary’s life – it was fantastic!
Throughout the evening Christine O’Keefe, Katie Lindenfelser (Crescent Cove) and their respective staff spoke at a tent to share the mission of Mary Moon and Crescent Cove with the attendees. The event was made possible by over 40 volunteers and the support of Crescent Cove and the University of MN Children’s Hospital. The Mary Moon Foundation is 100% volunteer-based and the help from their partners, benefactors and community are essential to every event. The Hairball benefit concert was a huge success and we are already beginning the plans for our next benefit concert!
Pictures and videos from the event can be seen at www.facebook.com/marymoonfoundation. Please “Like” the foundation’s page to be kept up-to-date on future fundraising events! To sign-up for the foundation’s newsletter and/or make a donation, visit www.marymoonfoundation.org .