Founder of Music4Life, David Endicott informs My Edmonds News that the second annual Nina McLemore event to benefit the Music4Life initiative is being held through Saturday, May 7.
New York-based McLemore designs a clothing line for executive and professional women and showcases her work at the boutique store in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 1212 Fourth Avenue.
The designer will donate 20 percent of the proceeds though May 7 for purchases by customers who identify themselves as supportive of Music4Life.
“This is a wonderful gift,” says Betty Woods, former President/CEO of Premera Blue Cross and current Governing Board Chair of Music4Life.
“From the beginning, Nina has told us how much she values both the arts and education. We are very grateful for her — and her company’s — support.”
Music4Life acquires musical instruments and supplies for young musicians from financially challenged families in the Seattle, Edmonds, Highline, Mukilteo and Shoreline public school districts. A community-wide activity, participants are local leaders who understand the unique role that participation in instrumental music has on the life and education of a child.
Music4Life also enjoys the support of notable music advocates and other community leaders. Gerard Schwarz, world-renowned conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, has endorsed the program, saying, “This wonderful program begins with children in elementary school at a time when, if they’re interested and talented in any way, they have the greatest chance of success. Many people tell me of the impact that direct knowledge of instrumental music has had on their lives. We intend to give this advantage to all our children.”
For more information or to donate an instrument to Music4Life, contact DavidEndicott@Live.com , call 206-409-3275 or go to our Website at www.Music4Life.org . Instrument donation forms are available online, as well as at designated instrument drop-off sites.