Lady Antebellum announced a new charitable effort, LadyAID, on Monday (Dec. 3) to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need on a local, national and global level.
The organization will benefit children in the state of Tennessee through supporting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Nationally, LadyAID will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on a global level, myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will provide administrative services for the organization.
“All these organizations are connected,” Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood said during a press conference held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. “We recognize we have a platform and we want to speak up and have an organization that can wave the flag for kids. We want to raise our voice for people in need.”
The trio also announced an upcoming event to support LadyAID. The inaugural fundraising event Ping Pong & Songs, inspired by the trio’s love of playing ping pong while on tour, will take place in early 2013.
Radio personality Gerry House (formerly of Nashville radio station WSIX), Nashville mayor Karl Dean and the Country Music Association’s CEO Steve Moore were on hand for the press conference. To honor the trio’s charitable efforts, Moore presented Lady Antebellum with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.
Donations to LadyAID can be made by visiting www.ladyAID.org.
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