Hello to my friends, family, and colleagues!
The past year and a half was difficult for everyone. The impact of COVID-19 was significant and has left its everlasting footprint on how we operate and function in today’s world. We are no longer the person we left behind in 2019 - we’ve been molded and shaped into better versions of ourselves. We’ve been given a new perspective, one that helps us see what’s important in life. We’ve learned to cherish life’s priceless gifts – health, community, and our loved ones.
For me, 2020 was extremely difficult. I struggled to find my footing after a difficult breakup, was furloughed from my job, and felt extremely lonely. I found solace by venting to my best friend every day (I’m sure he wanted to block my number after a week of being my therapist), rediscovering my faith in God, and listening to music. Having friends and family around and believing that God had a bigger plan for me is what kept me going. Today I stand stronger and more appreciative of life because of the struggles I endured. I have grown as a person and have continued to build on the foundation established during these difficult times.
The people who really know me know my passion for music, specifically my passion for up-and-coming artists. If I am sad, happy, or any emotion in between, music has always been there for me. As I sifted through the vast catalog of music on Spotify, I stumbled across an artist named Alex Siegel. I was immediately drawn to his unique sound, melodic tones, and meaningful lyrics. In all honesty, his music was a major reason why I was able to get through the dark times and get back to my normal self.
Making it over the hill of COVID-19, I wanted to bring my friends and community together to celebrate my love for music with a concert. I took a shot in the dark and asked Alex Siegel if he would be interested in performing in D.C. and he agreed! The concert featuring Alex Siegal and Harrison Lipton will be held in Washington D.C. on July 31st, 2021.
All proceeds from the concert will be evenly distributed to these three charities that are near and dear to my heart; Strong Minds (which helps treat depression in African Women with particular emphasis in Uganda and Zambia), the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Wounded Warriors. The is to reach $5,000!
My hope is that proceeds from sponsors and ticket sales can go towards the organizations mentioned above. Again, all proceeds from the concert will go to charity (this is a not-for-profit event).
I’m excited to bring together my friends and community to enjoy music, raise awareness, and give back to the organizations that me and so many others care deeply about. Please help me make this vision come true! If you are able to contribute any amount, I’d be extremely grateful! Thank you so much for reading this, it really means a lot to me.