The Concert For Ebola Relief: The Fillmore Silver Spring
I am happy to announce that Above Prestige Public Relations, my PR firm, served as a press contact for The Concert for Ebola Relief. This was a benefit concert, which was presented on October 3rd, 2014. The event’s founders include Tatou Vibes, Roots to Glory Tours, Franco Records and others. The event was also featured by ABC’s 7 News (WJLA DC). Special thanks to Kevin Jaeger, who was my media contact at ABC 7.
The event was hosted by J Martins with special performances by Cheick Hamala Diabates, Cameroon Allstars, Armand Ntep, Famous, Ville (Vreezy), Naomi Achu, DJ Skeeper, Pan Lara, P Brodaz, Group Ebola Song, Shadow Boxer, Jay Arr, Menace, Supa Laj, Blakka Pee, Natasha, Cool Jay, Oozey, Lyrique, Sahel, Rafiya, Chris Deshield, Nimba Burr, Tolumide and more! The CONCERT FOR EBOLA RELIEF’s committee partnered with Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières – MSF) and the International Medical Corps. On Friday, October 3rd, 2014, supporters were treated to an electrifying evening, which began at 8pm. This benefit concert was set to the backdrop of downtown Silver Spring. This humanitarian effort was held at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The CONCERT FOR EBOLA RELIEF’s used this concert as a fundraiser to raise resources that will help fight Ebola in West Africa. The goal was also to inspire, encourage, motivate, and instill a sense of hope in the West Africans who have experienced loss of family members or who are still battling this deadly disease. As of 26 August 2014, 3,069 suspected cases resulting in the deaths of 1,552 have been reported (World Health Organization, 2014). This benefit concert was a premiere entertainment gathering for the DMV’s humanitarians, socialites and philanthropists. 100% of proceeds from this concert benefit Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the International Medical Corps. According to the “Ebola virus disease Fact sheet N°103” (World Health Organization, 2014), Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an Ebola virus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. The affected may begin to bleed both within the body and externally. Efforts are under way to develop a vaccine; however, none yet exists. No specific treatment for the disease is yet available.
To read more about the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus and this concert, please click HERE.
To learn more about this event, visit the official website at www.ConcertForEbolaReliefUS.org.