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Non-profit Woody Foundation raises funds to transform the quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and living with paralysis, hosts event featuring live music, food and community
Coral Gables, FL – October 31, 2019 – The 7th annual Woodystock Benefit Concert is designed to be a combo celebration and fundraiser, an opportunity to give back and give thanks. It is very telling and extremely fitting then, that the free, all-ages event will be held on Give Miami Day, Thursday, November 21, 2019. It will feature food and beverages from Zest Miami, and live music byRip Cord from Young Musicians Unite, the French Horn Collective and Electric Piquete. Zest is located at 200 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33135. The celebration begins at 6 p.m.
“Woodystock is an opportunity to share what our organization is doing with the public,” says founder James “Woody” Beckham. “It’s also a free event so anyone is welcome to come out, have a good time, enjoy the music, and the food and beverages from Zest Miami.” Woody suffered a spinal cord injury on January 29, 2011 while making a tackle playing rugby for Florida Atlantic University. The Beckham family formed the 501(c)3 shortly after to give away Woody Packs, which help improve the quality of life of those affected by similar injuries and the organization gives away for free, raise awareness and funds.
The Woody Foundation is about empowering people to reach their higher potential, whether becoming more independent or learning about information that will help. About this year’s event, Woody offers: “I’ve had some health issues over the last year, so I just appreciate the opportunity to have a good time with the people I love. Don’t know how many times I will get to do that, so being surrounded by people that love you makes me feel very grateful.”
Young Musicians Unite collaborates with schools to provide free music education and believes that every student in Miami-Dade deserves access to music education regardless of their socio-economic background. The French Horn Collective is a Miami-based band that performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy jazz, swing, and modern original French music. Miami’s Electric Piquete is an award-winning Latin funk septet best known for its fiery originals and inventive interpretations of Latin jazz / fusion standards.
The foundation is planning a very special announcement, so the public and the press are highly encouraged to attend in order to hear it first-hand. The event is generously being supported by the 7-time title sponsor CFH Group, a residential and commercial real estate company.
For more information, visit www.WoodyFoundation.org or call 305.586.3107.