Sunday, April 26, 2009
4th Annual Danielle LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Concert for Battered Women to feature local bands
Arlington-based band Egress will headline the outdoor concert, which raises money for the Battered Women’s Foundation.
It’s been four years since the tragic murder of an Arlington woman – but her memory continues to provide inspiration and support for thousands of North Texas families.
The 4th annual Danielle LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Concert for Battered Women takes place from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at No Frills Grill in Arlington. Arlington-based band Egress will headline the outdoor concert, which raises money for the Battered Women’s Foundation. The event is for people 18 and above. A $10 donation is being accepted at the door. Concertgoers will also hear such bands and artists as Mark Spits, Helio Thorpe Projekt, Fatty Lumpkin, Roaming Soldiers, Idol Job, and Smooth Choppy.
Organizers are expecting thousands of people to support the event – and honor the memory of Danielle LeBlanc, whose brother is the drummer in the band Egress. Ms. LeBlanc’s body was discovered in her home on December, 20, 2005. She had been murdered by her boyfriend. Also found in the home was Ms. LeBlanc’s then two-year old daughter, Grace Ann. She was unharmed, but had been in the home alone with her mother’s body for two days. The tragic case captured the attention of North Texas, and continues to raise awareness and understanding about the issue of battered women. More than 1,100 women are killed each year as a result of domestic violence.
“We started this benefit concert as a way to honor our sister, Danielle,” said Anna Marie Corbin, who helps organize the annual event. “But this benefit has truly become a tribute to the thousands of women in our community who have been victims of domestic violence. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have the support of so many amazing local bands and their fans.”
To date the Danielle LeBlanc Memorial Concert for Battered Women has raised more than $30,000 for area shelters, including the Battered Women’s Foundation. The Battered Women’s Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the support of women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. The foundation provides clothing & food distribution, counseling, educational services, and more. For more information, log on to www.bwf1.com.
For additional information about the concert, please visit www.myspace.com/benefitforbatteredwomen or e-mail email@example.com.
Source: Carter PR