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4 reasons you must attend Rock the Foundation

Posted on Aug. 17, 2017 ( comments)
Country music star Joe Nichols is the headliner at this year's Rock the Foundation fundraising event, held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center Sept. 23.

Coming up Sept. 23, Rock the Foundation 2017 will feature dinner, a live auction and an intimate concert with country music sensation Joe Nichols.

Here are four reasons to get excited.

1. The cause: Building a new behavioral health hospital for Pierce County families.

One in five adults experience mental illness.

A family’s world stops when a loved one struggles with issues such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse. And their world falls into a black hole without access to care.

Pierce County has fallen far below the national average of 26.1 inpatient psychiatric beds per 100,000 people. In fact, we rank among the lowest in the entire nation with an average of just 2.8 beds.

Families are unable to get the care they need when they need it. Our loved ones end up in the emergency department or locked in jail during a crisis. And worse, without access to essential care, our family, friends and neighbors can end up losing their jobs, their homes and their sense of self. 

Let’s make behavioral health care a priority and solve this crisis — together.

CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System have formed a partnership to build a 120-bed behavioral health hospital in Tacoma to help 5,000 adults in crisis each year.

All proceeds from Rock the Foundation 2017 will support the cost of building the new hospital.


Register for Rock the Foundation


2. You’ll enjoy a concert with country music star Joe Nichols.

Joe Nichols is one of country music’s most celebrated country artists. The four-time Grammy nominee is winner of the Academy of Country Music’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award, the CMT “Breakthrough Video of the Year” award and the prestigious “Horizon Award” from the Country Music Association. Nichols is currently touring the United States and will be performing an intimate concert for our Rock the Foundation guests.

3. You can wear your cowboy boots.

This is a whole new rodeo. Wear your choice of western or cocktail attire. How often do you get to pull out those red cowboy boots?

4. You want to be in the room where it happens.

Building a new behavioral health hospital is a measure of our collective impact. The project has already brought MultiCare and CHI Franciscan together. It has also brought community leaders of all different political beliefs and backgrounds together.

On Sept. 23, everyone in the room at Rock the Foundation will play a role in transforming behavioral health care in Pierce County. Be there.

Event information

Register for Rock the Foundation today to secure your seat while space is still available.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tickets: $250 per person

Location: Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Doors Open: 5:30pm

Headliner: Joe Nichols

About The Author

Laura McDonald Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald is manager of grants and strategic communication for the Foundations of MultiCare. She writes stories that celebrate the impact of philanthropic giving. You can reach her at [email protected]

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