Join us for Living Proof, a multi-art, eye-opening evening of energizing performances on Saturday, March 10, 2018!
An evening of expressive arts, Living Proof will feature individuals sharing their own personal and inspiring stories of resilience, recovery and mental health challenges. Living Proof will showcase authentic slices of life from people who are finding ways to rise above their darkest moments and live life with confidence, meaning and purpose.
Prior to the program, enjoy a delectable selection of hors d'oeuvres, spirits and desserts and enter to win one of several exciting silent auction prizes. Following the performances, the 2018 Lagond Music School Scholarship Recipient will be announced.
Our vision for Living Proof is to educate the public about mental health issues and shine a spotlight on the ways music, the arts and community can empower individuals. We hope to strike a chord with our audience who may have struggles of their own, letting them know they are not alone and that help is always available. This unique performance on Saturday, March 10th will demonstrate that the arts can be a powerful vehicle to share one's story of healing in the face of adversity and be a significant tool for recovery.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Mental Health Association of Westchester and the Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund, established to honor and remember Miles Applebaum. A guitar student at Lagond Music School, Miles continued to pursue his passion in music with a scholarship at the Boyer School of Music and Dance at Temple University. During Miles' year studying music abroad, his studies were interrupted by an onset of symptoms associated with trauma and depression. The depth of Miles' emotional pain proved too powerful for his gentle soul causing him to take his life at 21. The scholarship was established in 2016 to carry on Miles' dream of providing aspiring musicians who otherwise may not have the resources to attend, an opportunity to ignite their passion and study music at Lagond Music School.