14th Annual Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health
Featuring The Pointer Sisters
Multiple Grammy Winners to Perform their Classic Hits
June 10, 2008, Napa Valley, CA - - The 14th Annual Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at the Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley, California. For the 14th Annual event, the energetic Pointer Sisters will wow the crowd with selections from their dance and R&B hit list.
For over four decades, The Pointer Sisters have thrilled music fans with some of the most memorable, chart-topping hits, including Yes We Can, Can, Fire, He's So Shy, Slow Hand, I'm so Excited, Jump, Neutron Dance and more!
Past performers at the Festival have included Brian Wilson, Gladys Knight and Roberta Flack. Noted comedian, film, radio and television star Bob Sarlatte will emcee the festivities.
Celebrated chef Mark Dommen of One Market Restaurant will dazzle attendees at the VIP post-concert dinner, and wine country superstar chef Todd Humphries of Martini House in St. Helena, Napa Valley will provide pre-concert hors doeuvres matched with over 70 of the Napa Valley and Sonoma Countys best wines.
Trevor Robbins, PhD Fellow Royal Society, Cambridge University, will begin the festival with a lecture and discussion focusing on the use of cognitive enhancement drugs in the treatment of mental health illnesses.
Tickets for the lecture, reception and concert are $750; tickets for the lecture, reception, concert and exclusive dinner are $5000, with table sponsorships beginning at $50,000. 100% of the proceeds will go to support mental health research projects throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.music-festival.org, call (707) 944-0477, or email email@example.com.
Since its debut, the Staglin Family Music Festival's thirteen-year total, including grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, has surpassed $53 million. The Festival is the highest grossing fund-raising event related to wine without an auction. Last year alone, over $4 million was raised to support the research and treatment of physiological brain disorders. Mental illness is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, costing our country over $150 billion annually and affecting over 50 million Americans.
With 100 percent of the expenses underwritten by its sponsors, all proceeds from the Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health go directly to scientific research and treatment programs, including those at UCSF, Stanford University, UCLA, University of Southern Florida, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Roskamp Institute studying Alzheimers, as well as research awards through NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) plus Aldea, Inc. of Napa and Sonoma.
"The Music Festival has a unique place in American philanthropy - it is as much a celebration of life, and of our common commitment to improving the lives of individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders, as it is a fundraising event," stated Tyrone Cannon, PhD, Director of the CAPPS Mental Illness Prevention Center at UCLA.
"The Music Festival is becoming a national leader in the search for new approaches to mental illness,"added Sam Barondes, M.D., Director, Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry, UCSF.
For more information on the Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health, please call (707) 944-0477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.music-festival.org.