Monday, March 7, 2016

Once again, BCBS rocks

Shawna Gordon, Steve Stoner, Sara Heiden, Kevin Sullivan and  Traci Tangy.
THE GIRLS FROM Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL in Quincy have outdone themselves again supporting Six String Heroes.

Saturday at Second String Music, Sara Heiden and her crew presented a check to SSH co-founders Kevin Sullivan and Steve Stoner for almost $5,000. This follows a week-long fundraising effort involving the sale of T-shirts and other items.

Thanks also to Mike Sorenson of Bad Wolf Media for taking photos and helping us spread the news about this amazing show of generosity.

This is the fifth year BCBS has raised money, and to date BCBS has donated more than $26,000 to the Six String Heroes program, based out of Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis. Vancil Performing Arts and Second String Music are part of the Six String Heroes program, giving free guitars and lessons to veterans.

The power and healing of learning music is a special thing. Sara and her hard-working volunteers help make it possible, and we can't thank them enough for their spirited efforts.

By the way, the annual SSH party did not take place this year since Turner Hall has closed, but we are making plans for next year, and we'll be back, bigger and better than ever.

It's an honor and privilege to be a part of the program!

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