WHAT: Rock out to fight heart disease in McLean County! Join Advocate BroMenn Medical Center at Heart Rock 2013, a concert to benefit the American Heart Association’s McLean County Heart Walk. The event will feature performances from local talents JuJu Jonny and the HuDoo Hounds and Bottle of Justus.
JuJu Jonny will also perform a special tribute to Bill Belshaw, a band mate who recently passed away. Belshaw was a 29-year employee of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.
WHEN: Friday, August 23. Doors open at 6 p.m.; concert starts at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: In addition to taking in great live music, this event will raise funds to fight heart disease, the leading cause of death in McLean County. Funds raised through the McLean County Heart Walk go to cardiovascular research and educational programs.
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is the local sponsor of the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life platform, which focuses on the prevention of heart disease and stroke through healthy lifestyle choices.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $20 each and available for purchase at www.thecastletheatre.com.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Representatives from the bands, Advocate BroMenn and the American Heart Association are available for advance interviews up through the day of the concert.
About the Bands:
JuJu Jonny and the HuDoo Hounds
Members: Tony Suits on Guitars and Vocals, Dan Carroll on Bass and Vocals, and John "Skooter" Janosky on Drums & Percussion. They are a Peoria-based “hotrod blues band” that covers such artists as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert King, BB King, Elmore James and more.
Bottle of Justus
Members: Erik Bogdonas- Drums, Chris Quinlan - Vocals/Guitar, Joe Quinlan - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Luke Ogan - Bass. The band has been performing together since 1997, and has played at the House of Blues, performed on the new American Pie soundtrack, and collaborated with ColdPlay.
About Advocate BroMenn
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, located in Bloomington-Normal, has been serving and caring for the people of central Illinois for more than 115 years. As the health care leader in McLean County, BroMenn provides healing and discovery, while simultaneously offering the warm touch of professional caregivers who form the BroMenn family.
A 221-bed hospital renowned for its neuro, cardiac, orthopedic and women’s services, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is also a teaching facility, offering residency programs in Neurosurgery, Family Practice, Neurology and Clinical Pastoral Education. Part of Advocate Health Care, the facility has won several awards for clinical quality and patient satisfaction. BroMenn also has several active partnerships with other organizations, including a community cancer center, an Advanced MRI site, a sports enhancement center, a sleep disorders center, an addiction recovery unit, and an assisted living facility.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit heart.org.
Carrie Skogsberg, American Heart Association
(217) 698-3838 ext 5 (office); (815) 988-6118 (cell)
Eric Alvin, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center