The Worx Live at Gills Creek Marina
Celebrate 4th of July on Smith Mountain Lake with Float-In – The Worx Live at Gills Creek Marina. From 6 to 8 pm enjoy live music once again while bobbing in the lake aboard your boat. In partnership with the Harvester Performance Center and in support of 5 Points Music Foundation, this event seeks to raise awareness and funding to combat Usher Syndrome, a rare disease that causes deafness and blindness in young adolescents.
How Can You Help?
Donations for this event will go to help fund access to free music therapy, hearing loss advocacy efforts, and accessibility initiatives aimed at making our world more inclusive for those with disabilities.
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ABOUT USHER SYNDROME COALITION
The Usher Syndrome Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness and accelerate research for the most common genetic cause of combined deafness and blindness. The Coalition also provides information and support to individuals and families affected by Usher syndrome.
The Usher Syndrome Coalition aims to identify and connect the 400,000+ people living with Usher syndrome worldwide with researchers, vital information, and others in the Usher syndrome community. By bridging the gap between researchers and those impacted, we will expedite the full understanding of Usher syndrome necessary for the development of treatments for the associated vision, hearing and vestibular issues and, ultimately, a cure.
ABOUT 5 POINTS MUSIC FOUNDATION
5 Points Music Foundation’s mission is to pursue the power of sound through live events, music therapy, hearing loss advocacy, and accessibility initiatives. Since 2017, 5 Points Music has provided over $30,000 worth of free music therapy to various ages with various special needs ranging from 3 years old with Down Syndrome to veterans with PTSD. As a result of the success of our program, we have recently expanded to provide funding for therapy to clients beyond Roanoke throughout SWVA. Learn more about our programs here.
We would like to say thank you to all our partners and supporters for making this event possible including: Gills Creek Marina, Harvester Performance Center, The Plyer Group, L’Oppleman Pawn Shop, and Mike Dillon Custom Docks.