Virtual Benefit Concert for International Nurses Day
Updated: May 9
Artists on the Move is participating in the benefit concert for International Nurses Day hosted by the Dan Ram Show. Artists on the Move performers selected by show manager, David France, to participate in the event are 16-year-old singer songwriter Sam Chetkin and 15-year-old pop artist and singer songwriter Alexa Cabral. David is the Founder and Executive Director of Revolution of Hope based in Boston, and also author of the book Show Up. Both artists are performing an original song in the event. Sam will be performing "Stay" which is planned to be his first single, and Alexa will perform a song she wrote during the pandemic, "I need to know". Both performers worked hard to prepare their videos for the show, and were excited to participate in an event that will make a lifetime difference to nurses on a global level.
On May 12, 2020 the Dan Ram Show are gathering musicians from across the globe to put on a live streamed benefit concert for nurses on the frontline of our worldwide pandemic. It’s a one time historic event that could make a lifetime difference for these nurses. Join this incredible concert and consider making a donation to bless nurses around the world.
This virtual concert will feature 14 extraordinary musicians from 4 continents representing the sounds of soul, classical, rap, indie and gospel.
100% of donations are going towards PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for nurses. The organizer is partnering with various Nurses Associations to ensure that nurses actively working in hospitals have access to essential gear. It’s a one time historic event that could make a lifetime difference for these nurses.
Louise Weadock, founder of Access Nursing Services and the COVID Care Force, tries to be there for everyone, but it isn't always possible. “Everything in nursing is about getting someone to their next moment,” Weadock said. “Nursing really is all about adapting, and I don’t care where you are in nursing, you’re just trying to get people to that next moment.”
I’m right in the heart of it. This was like a Titanic that hit us.”
Luke Mayes career job is as an acute dialysis nurse at DaVita Kidney Care in Boise, Idaho. He became a nurse because he felt he needed to help save people. When our current global crisis hit, he left his husband and four children to travel to New York and serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. “I’m just a guy with a big heart,” Mayes told Healthline. “I truly love to use my talents and skills to help those who need it. I am fortunate enough to have a very supportive family that is making the sacrifice of holding down the fort at home, so I can assist with the massive needs across our country.” His heartfelt video posted on Facebook gathered over 3,600 shares and 466 comments.
As one donor commented every nurse is a hero, "Thank you all so much for putting your lungs and sanity at risk to give the most vulnerable lungs on the planet a fighting chance. Y'all are heroes."
The show airs at May 12th at 8:30amPT// 11:30EST // 17:30CET // 21:00 IST
The Show is a ticketed but free event. All donations (voluntary) will go 100% directly to Nurses.
Link to the event: https://givebutter.com/BenefitConcert
Dan Ram has been doing daily interviews with billionaires, Emmy Award winning producers, and famous CEOs for free just to be a small blessing in a dark time for many. Dan Ram is a 5x TEDx speaker, 3x entrepreneur, prolific speaker, and startup coach, his clients range from individual founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents, his multi-continent education including Yale University and Trinity College, as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups ensures that his clients are at the cutting edge of innovation.
Artists on the Move is honored to participate in this expression of love for our front line brave and strong medical heroes. Written by Patty Duffey