West Virginia Symphony concert to benefit infants born addicted to opioids

Posted on: July 10, 2017

In Charleston, West Virginia, “An August concert aims to help infants born addicted to opioids,” writes Kayla Asbury in Sunday’s (7/9) Charleston Gazette-Mail (W.V.). “The Orchestra of the Hills and Chorus benefit concert is in its second year. This year’s event, sponsored by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia State University and the CAMC Foundation, will raise money to help the hospital’s foundation…. The symphony and West Virginia State partnered with the CAMC Foundation to ensure donations from the concert directly affected mothers and children born addicted to opioids…. Donations from the concert will help mothers and babies who are addicts or are recovering opioid addicts through programming and medical assistance…. Said Pamela Dickerscheid, a development associate for the symphony, ‘We have a population that is struggling. And we want to do what we can to make West Virginia a better place.’ Last year’s concert featured more than 100 local musicians and raised $15,000 to benefit three high school music programs affected by the June 2016 flood…. The concert is recruiting local orchestra musicians and singers to volunteer their talent…. The performance will mix members of the WVSO and community members to include musicians and singers of all skills and talents.”

Posted July 10, 2017