Headlining the event will be the Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction, and
"Well, people can expect a very family friendly, fun evening and the concert is going to be spectacular," Binek said. "Unlike most tribute bands that play for fun, the guys in Satisfaction do this as their job and they are really fantastic. We also had a lot of people ask for
ACWT is the second independent aphasia center in the United Sates, which provides and supports families who are dealing with stroke and aphasia. One in every 250 people in the
To assist and educate the community, ACWT provides patients and families with communication strategies, peer networking opportunities and education training to help them continue to live their life to the fullest.
Binek said that while the concert is free, donation buckets will be passed around during the evening, and raffle tickets will be available, but all of the funds raised will go directly back into the ACWT to benefit the community.
While the concert will be a fun and friendly evening, it is most importantly an opportunity to spread awareness about aphasia and how it affects people and their families, Binek and event co-chair
"The concert is definitely a fundraiser, but particularly for us, we like to call it a friend-raiser so we can spread awareness about aphasia which most people don't know much about," said of the evening. "Most people on the street can't tell you what it is, so we just feel like it is crucial to inform people about this."
"This fun event draws people from our entire region for an evening of great music while also growing awareness of the Aphasia Center," Ham said. "When stroke and aphasia strike, we want people to know of the amazing resources helping people re-engage in life's activities and interactions."
During the concert, audiences will also have a place for their children as
"Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets for a great evening," Binek said. Sponsored tables are also still available, and Binek said that the tables will come with valet parking, a catered dinner and private bar facilities.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a table or reserving seats should call the ACWT at 432-699-1261 or visit their website at www.aphasiawtx.org/Satisfaction.php. Gates will open at
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