The inaugural LymeHope Benefit Concert to raise awareness and funds toward continuing LymeHope's efforts in providing education and outreach to patients, medical professionals, leaders across industries and the general public as well as advancing the knowledge and research into Lyme & related diseases, providing encouragement, hope and support to Canadian families struggling with the devastating effects of these diseases and the challenges accessing care at home.
Hosted by Ottawa’s Tara Shannon, together with Lyme Hope founders Sue Faber and Jennifer Kravis, the evening offers a mix and mingle starting at 7pm where guests will have access to information about Lyme Disease and can speak with members of the Lyme community to learn more about the often misunderstood illness. The musical celebration starts at 8pm with a performance by event host, country-soul singer/songwriter Shannon, who will share her own journey with Lyme through songs and stories. Special guests, The Commotions, Ottawa’s original 10 piece soul/funk/R&B band will bring the audience to their feet doing what they do best - “reclaiming the spirit of soul” as musical director Brian Asselin has so aptly stated...which is why they are a perfect fit for this event...as Lyme Disease sufferers and their families are often trying to reclaim theirs.
All proceeds will be directed to Lyme Hope.