The Second Annual Benefit for Suicide Prevention and Awareness – A Concert in Memory of Tim Rem will be held on June 13 at Parish Public House from 6pm until close. Music starts at 8pm Wiley Griffin and Friends followed by Groovestick.
Liam Bancroft, founder of the event, started this benefit not only raise money for suicide prevention and awareness, but to preserve the legacy of his cousin, Tim Rem. “Tim was a staple in the Albany scene and was an ardent supporter of music, both local and national,” said Bancroft. “He was instrumental in bringing Boombox to the Capital Region for the first time through his friendship with Zion Godchaux. Even though my family holds a golf tournament every year called the Brothers Classic and we participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Saratoga Springs every year, I felt it was imperative to hold a benefit that was closely linked with one of Tim’s greatest passions.” While preserving the legacy of Tim Rem is a primary focus of the benefit, an equally important focus will be on issues related to mental illness and serious depression that lead to suicide; two things that are closer to home than almost any other illness or disease.
With sponsors including Twiddle, WEQX Guthrie/Bell Productions, Dead Presidents Lounge, Parish Public House, Northern Lights Smoke Shop, Nanola, Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts, The Machine Art Co-op, McGeary’s Irish Pub, DiCarlo’s, Albany Wine & Spirits, and Capital Wine, the benefit stands to be a strong night of music and fundraising. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.