The Band Perry, Cassadee Pope, Big & Rich and many other celebs will perform at Mission Gratitude, a special benefit concert for wounded vets from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sept. 23. The huge New England benefit will help raise funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base program.
Home Base helps vets and their families recover from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain Injury through clinical care, education and research. One in three returning veterans is estimated to experience these invisible wounds of war, and Home Base serves active duty, Guard, Reserve and out-of-uniform veterans throughout New England regardless of their discharge status, insurance, or ability to pay. The program also offers counseling for spouses, children, parents, siblings and girlfriends/boyfriends.
Mission Gratitude will also feature performances by comedians Sarah Silverman and Saturday Night Live’s Darrell Hammond, along with The Henningsens, Angie Johnson, actress/singer Rita Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Red Sox legends Pedro Martinez and Tim Wakefield.
In addition to the benefit concert, an online auction will be held from Sept. 3 to Sept. 30, at biddingforgood.com/mgh. All proceeds from the concert and auction will benefit the Home Base Program. To purchase tickets and for event updates contact missiongratitude.com.
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