Southern String Alliance: Americana/Folk Concert to grow Lipedema awareness, and support therapies and treatments

By Jenine

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Southern String Alliance: Americana::Folk Concert To Grow Lipedema Awareness, And Support Therapies And Treatments

Project 2015-07-29 15:48:24 +1200

Musicians supporting musicians!

The Southern String Alliance is a live performance by five Americana/Folk bands to celebrate musical connections within the Americana/Folk genre in New Zealand while lending our support to one of their own who is battling a debilitating disease.  

Five bands:

Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility and lymphatic disturbances. It can be inherited, it affects mainly women, it cannot be treated with diet and exercise.  In fact, there are very few effective treatments at all, and they are expensive.

Heather Carrigan is a member of Hot Diggity.  She is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and an superbly talented vocalist. She has struggled unknowingly with lipodema, and was finally diagnosed in 2015.  Effects of the disease are already starting to impact her mobility, her quality of life, and her ability to make great bluegrass music!  

Our goal is to raise money for Heather's treatments and therapies, and raise awareness about lipodema.  

A note about buying tickets to the show: if you choose the Ticket reward option we are going to be pre-buying your ticket before the closing of the campaign to reserve you the best available seats. If we don't meet our funding goal, you will still have a ticket with a great seat reserved for you.  If you want more than one ticket, just increase the pledge amount to reflect the number of tickets and send us a note saying how many you want!

You can learn more about the bands, and our efforts to support Heather and raise awareness of Lipodema at southernstrings.nz.

Thank you for your support!

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Southern Strings warming up

08/09/2015 at 7:04 PM

Hello, supporters!  Thanks for signing on to attend Southern String Alliance at the Victoria Theatre on the 24th, and for supporting our campaign to build awareness of Lipedema and get help for our friend Heather. We think you'll all realise why we think she's so special and worthy of our help when you hear her sing and play!  

We are pre-purchasing your tickets to make sure you get the best seats in the house. Even if we don't make our goal, your tickets are guaranteed and we'll be in touch about getting those to you.  But it would be great if we did make our goal!  Please spread the word about the show and encourage all the folk music lovers you know to buy their tickets asap through our campaign.

 

Many thanks!

    Pledgers 7

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-09-10 10:42:12 +1200
    Alec & Jenny Healy
    2015-08-14 06:18:11 +1200

    "Hi Jenine. This pledge,for your extremely worthy cause, is for 2 x $25 concert tickets plus donation. Good on yuh. We hope all goes well "

    Kubke
    2015-08-12 17:02:43 +1200
    Rochelle Telfer
    2015-08-05 13:22:43 +1200
    Holly Carrington
    2015-08-04 20:48:45 +1200

    "Woohoo, love Hot Diggity! Best of luck to you Heather, hope you beat this thing. "

    Regan Golding
    2015-08-04 12:15:36 +1200

    "Good Luck Heather. I really want to see you attend this conference!"

    Catherine Seo
    2015-08-03 22:03:43 +1200

    "Heather you deserve all the goodness and healing! "

    Followers

    Followers of Southern String Alliance: Americana/Folk Concert to grow Lipedema awareness, and support therapies and treatments

    Southern String Alliance: Americana::Folk Concert To Grow Lipedema Awareness, And Support Therapies And Treatments

    Project 2015-07-29 15:48:24 +1200

    Musicians supporting musicians!

    The Southern String Alliance is a live performance by five Americana/Folk bands to celebrate musical connections within the Americana/Folk genre in New Zealand while lending our support to one of their own who is battling a debilitating disease.  

    Five bands:

    Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility and lymphatic disturbances. It can be inherited, it affects mainly women, it cannot be treated with diet and exercise.  In fact, there are very few effective treatments at all, and they are expensive.

    Heather Carrigan is a member of Hot Diggity.  She is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and an superbly talented vocalist. She has struggled unknowingly with lipodema, and was finally diagnosed in 2015.  Effects of the disease are already starting to impact her mobility, her quality of life, and her ability to make great bluegrass music!  

    Our goal is to raise money for Heather's treatments and therapies, and raise awareness about lipodema.  

    A note about buying tickets to the show: if you choose the Ticket reward option we are going to be pre-buying your ticket before the closing of the campaign to reserve you the best available seats. If we don't meet our funding goal, you will still have a ticket with a great seat reserved for you.  If you want more than one ticket, just increase the pledge amount to reflect the number of tickets and send us a note saying how many you want!

    You can learn more about the bands, and our efforts to support Heather and raise awareness of Lipodema at southernstrings.nz.

    Thank you for your support!

    Comments

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    Southern Strings warming up

    08/09/2015 at 7:04 PM

    Hello, supporters!  Thanks for signing on to attend Southern String Alliance at the Victoria Theatre on the 24th, and for supporting our campaign to build awareness of Lipedema and get help for our friend Heather. We think you'll all realise why we think she's so special and worthy of our help when you hear her sing and play!  

    We are pre-purchasing your tickets to make sure you get the best seats in the house. Even if we don't make our goal, your tickets are guaranteed and we'll be in touch about getting those to you.  But it would be great if we did make our goal!  Please spread the word about the show and encourage all the folk music lovers you know to buy their tickets asap through our campaign.

     

    Many thanks!

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-09-10 10:42:12 +1200
      Alec & Jenny Healy
      2015-08-14 06:18:11 +1200

      "Hi Jenine. This pledge,for your extremely worthy cause, is for 2 x $25 concert tickets plus donation. Good on yuh. We hope all goes well "

      Kubke
      2015-08-12 17:02:43 +1200
      Rochelle Telfer
      2015-08-05 13:22:43 +1200
      Holly Carrington
      2015-08-04 20:48:45 +1200

      "Woohoo, love Hot Diggity! Best of luck to you Heather, hope you beat this thing. "

      Regan Golding
      2015-08-04 12:15:36 +1200

      "Good Luck Heather. I really want to see you attend this conference!"

      Catherine Seo
      2015-08-03 22:03:43 +1200

      "Heather you deserve all the goodness and healing! "

      Followers of Southern String Alliance: Americana/Folk Concert to grow Lipedema awareness, and support therapies and treatments

      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 14/09/2015 at 8:00 PM.