THIRD ANNUAL “AGASTOCK” BENEFIT CONCERT
Live Music And Auction To Benefit Southern California Counseling Center
Los Angeles, CA July, 2016--Sunday, July 24th The Grand Ole Echo and The Echo in conjunction with Melissa Monroe present the third annual “Agastock” – A benefit dedicated to the memory of Alice M. Ferguson. The event will present live music from Ramsay Midwood, Mike Stinson, Tony Gilkyson, Greg Felden and The Neptunas plus a Silent Auction (details below).
All proceeds will be going to Southern California Counseling Center's (SCCC) Trauma Training Program. This program trains counselors in EMDR* and other trauma and resiliency therapies, thus making these types of therapies more readily available to the community.
Doors 3 pm-8 pm at The Echo 1822 Sunset in Echo Park, CA
$25 donation per person, all ages with kids 16 and under free -- Donation is tax deductible with a check made out to SCCC. OR $25 (or more!) donations can be made online: https://sccc-la.org/donate/ please select ‘Tribute Gift in Memory of Alice Ferguson’ Print your receipt as your ticket—You must show your receipt at the door!
Silent Auction from 3pm-6: 15 pm
3:15-3:55 The Neptunas on the outdoor stage
3:55-4:40 Tony Gilkyson on the indoor stage
4:40-5:00 Greg Felden on the outdoor stage
5:00-6:00 Mike Stinson on the indoor stage
6:00-6:20 Greg Felden short set on outdoor stage
6:30-8:00 Ramsay Midwood Indoor Stage (band: Kip Boardman, Don Heffington, Danny McGough, Tony Gilkyson)
On August 6th, 2013 Melissa Monroe tragically lost her youngest daughter, Alice Ferguson (age 2) to SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Children). Monroe credits EMDR therapy to be instrumental in getting her back on track after the death of Alice and is honored to be able to give back to an organization that has been instrumental in helping her deal with her grief.
* Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is recognized as an effective form of trauma treatment and is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.
Southern California Counseling Center is the only sliding-scale mental health facility in California that offers EMDR therapy. SCCC is an important resource for the Los Angeles community. Their counseling and outreach services are directed to that segment of the community who otherwise would not have access to services.
For more information on SCCC: http://www.sccc-la.org/ (323) 937-1344
For more information on SUDC: http://www.sudc.org/
Special thanks to Bedrock-LA studios for lending equipment and to Masa of Echo Park for feeding the bands and volunteers.
Melissa Monroe is the author of the blog “Mothering in Memoriam”
Benefit Press Contact: Kim Grant firstname.lastname@example.org 626-755-9022