Press release - October 21, 2005
The 2005 Amy Fedel Memorial Concert and Fundraiser
The 2005 Amy Fedel Memorial Concert will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005. The concert will be
held at the Green Wood location of the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor. The
show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a 20 minute set of children's music.
The concert is a benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIA-MI) and Michigan Mothers Against
Drunk Driving (MADD) and is being sponsored by the Amy and Lisa Fund.
Music will be provided by Mike Fedel and Friends, featuring local musicians Mark Brokaw, Kahle
Strickland, Mike Johnson. Invited guests include Jeff Crause, Tony Fahmie, Patti Jarosz, Katie Geddes,
Deb Gerber, Goran Kecman, Laura Massaro, and Deb Wood. The show will start with a 20-minute
children's set, followed by a variety of acoustic and electric songs by the band and special guests. The
show will also feature the Singalong Jukebox, a segment during which the audience selects from a list of
singalong songs led by the band.
Suggested donation is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Please make your donations at the concert
site. Donations can be cash or check (made out to either MBIA or MADD). Donations to either
organization are tax-deductible. Advance reservations can be made by calling (734) 998-0360.
Green Wood is located on the North-East side of Ann Arbor at 1001 Green Road (South of Plymouth and
just West of US-23). For more information, directions, or other questions, phone (734) 998-0360. Please
do not call the Green Wood site, they won't have the details.
Brain Injury Association of Michigan - The website for the Michigan BIA is http://www.biami.org/.
Michigan MADD - The wedbsite for MADD is http://www.madd.org.
Amy and Lisa
Amy Fedel was 8 years old when her family's van was hit by a drunk driver in the summer of 1998. She
died of massive head injuries. Her sister Lisa suffered a closed-head injury and was in a coma for two
weeks. She has made a wonderful recovery but still experiences seizures as a result of her head injuries.
She is in eighth grade now and enjoys writing and playing the violin. More information on the family can be
found at http://www.fedel.com/amyandlisa.
The concert is being produced by the Amy and Lisa Fund. The Fund was established with donations from
hundreds of people who read about the family's situation and wanted to help them get back on their feet.
The first concert was held in 1999 and helped fund the first year of the Amy Fedel Memorial Reading
Program as well as generating donations for MADD. Over the last 6 years, the events have raised over
$1,500 for MADD and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.
Sponsors and Involvement
We always welcome volunteers for a variety of tasks the night of the show, primarily for setup before and
cleanup after. Volunteers can contact Mike Fedel at [info removed for SPAM]
The concert itself is being produced by the Amy and Lisa Fund. Anyone interested in helping offset the
costs is welcome to contact Mike Fedel at xxx
Press release submitted by: Mike Fedel xxx