The 19th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health took place September 7th-8th. Tim McGraw and his band played an intimate performance at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley. The event raised approximately $2.8 million to benefit the Staglin’s International Mental Health Research Organization(IMHRO), One Mind, and the Tug McGraw Foundation. The organizations all have a common goal to support research, education, and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders.
The Tug McGraw foundation was established in 2003 and is named for Tim’s late father who passed away of a brain tumor. Tim shared:
“I was honored to perform at this important event and lend my support in the effort to seek the causes and cures of brain related disorders. I meet returning troops every night out on the road and a lot of them are living with invisible wounds like PTSD and other traumatic brain injuries. The Staglin family, IMHRO, One Mind, and the Tug McGraw Foundation are doing great work to help combat these disorders and the stigmas attached to them, and I encourage everyone to help in any way they can.”
Donations to the Music Festival for Mental Health may be made on-line at www.imhro.org, or by sending a check to IMHRO, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that sponsors the Music Festival. Please mail donations to: P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, Calif., 94573.
The 20th Annual Music Festival for Mental Health will be held the weekend of September 13, 2014, at the Staglin Family Vineyard.