Keith Urban Headed to Connecticut to Fight ‘Opioid Crisis’
It's called the concert for recovery, and it's happening at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday November 17th.
The concert is part of a campaign to bring awareness to the opioid crisis, which has lead to thousands of accidental drug overdose deaths in Connecticut since 2012.
According to wtnh.com, who serves as a co-sponsor on the show, the goal of the concert is to make people of all walks of life fighting this epidemic understand that they are not alone.
The statistics are mounting, and according to the state's Chief Medical Examiner James Gill, by the end of the year, close to 1,100 people here in Connecticut will die of an accidental drug overdose.
Along with the concert, there will be a massive media campaign that will include public service announcements by state and national celebrities aimed at encouraging those suffering with the disorder to seek treatment by offering options and information.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the CT Realtors Foundation to provide charitable grants to organizations in Connecticut addressing the opioid crisis.
Keith Urban is a four-time Grammy Award winner, was named 2018 Entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, he's charted 16 number one hits, and 38 Top 10s. Most recently, he performed at the Taste Of Country Music Festival back in June at Hunter Mountain.
For more information on how you can help fight Connecticut’s opioid epidemic or if you would like to donate visit CTRecovers.com.