Charity Spotlight: Jam For a Cure

V-Groove and the Greg Foresman Band have co-hosted the Jam For a Cure since 2008. All proceeds go to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year’s event will also feature The Greg Foresman Band, John Mann and Danny Flanigan and the Rain Chorus and V-Groove, and will be held at Headliner’s Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 10. To find out more we talked to Stacy Funk, Chapter President of the National MS Society – Kentucky & Southeast Indiana.

Stacy Funk.

Stacy Funk.

Why was MS chosen as the charity for the event?
The first year Jam for a Cure took place it was for another charity, but in it’s second year it was done in aid of the National MS Society, because the mother of one of the members of the band has MS. In fact his parents are both on our board, and are incredible supporters. So they decided that each year the event would be in aid of the National MS Society. It’s an evening where music has a tangible purpose.

For people who want to attend, what can they expect on the night?
Well, there will be four different great bands playing. The headliner will of course be V-Groove, who have a following and always bring a great crowd. There will be a silent auction with all kinds of fun things, with signed rock and roll memorabilia, as well as other things you’d expect to see.

The event has seemingly grown year on year, correct?
The event has really grown. The first event raised maybe $8,000-10,000 while last year we raised close to $25,000. That’s a great event for us and the money helps us raise money for research and the needs for people with MS.

And the money goes to the local MS chapter?
It does, we provide programs and services locally. We provide a very robust information center, and there is a hotline that people can call 24 hours a day, which is located in Denver, Colorado but is accessed all across the world. Just this past year alone, the National MS Society has spent $45 million on research.

Tickets are $10 for this year’s Jam For a Cure and can be purchased at the door the evening of the show or through Headliner’s Music Hall.