You Can Get Involved, Too!
Since that first event, we have been amazed at how many people’s lives have been affected by alcoholism.
Almost everybody knows someone with addiction problems or even is struggling him or herself.
If you or somebody you love is showing signs of alcohol addiction, or addiction of any kind, do not hesitate to talk to them about it. You will not regret talking about it, but you might regret not doing it. We all wished we had done something for Adam while he was alive, and maybe his death could have been prevented. Don’t wait for something serious or bad to happen; act right away.
We have continued to have The Bars Tone events every year on Adam’s birthday. Each year, it gets bigger and better, with more donations, bands playing, attendees, and money raised. We are hoping in the future to turn the event into a music festival! It would be amazing to honor Adam and raise money for alcohol research and rehabilitation through a weekend-long outdoor festival. It was the kind of thing Adam loved. But for now, we are extremely happy with the cooperation and generosity of others that have allowed us to host and grow this annual event.
As our events grow, so does our need for volunteers. If you would like to get involved with The Bars Tone in any capacity, please do not hesitate to reach out! Volunteers get a cool T-shirt with The Bars Tone name and logo on it, and we always have a party for the volunteers to enjoy after the event.
We are also looking to expand our event, and as we mentioned, hopefully, evolve it into a music festival. If you are interested in hosting a Bars Tone event in your city or organizing a similar one, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are always looking for new partnerships, or to help grow similar organizations.
There are many ways to help out, but some of our most significant needs are: donations from businesses for our raffles (donators receive a receipt for tax deductions and acknowledgment in our programs and advertisements), performers for the events (musicians, comedians, magicians, anything that can be performed live), volunteers (bartenders, servers, drivers, marketing, networking with businesses, and more). In the past few years, we have hosted events at a bar/pizza place, a rooftop restaurant, and an outdoor arena. The type of venue doesn’t matter, as long as it can hold the anticipated occupancy, and has a liquor license.
We would give anything to have Adam back, but at least we were able to turn this tragedy into something that helps other people. Not only can you get involved with our work, but you can hold your own event, too! Or, you can design another way to give back to a community that needs it. We hope you are inspired by our story, either to get involved with us, or find another cause you are passionate about to help grow.