Join in the fun as Cindy and Joanne Cash, plus Mark Alan Cash, bring star power to important cause.
Nashville – Members of Johnny Cash’s family will gather at Johnny’s family farm to
record a concert event and tour to recognize National Developmental
Disabilities Awareness Month. The event will be streamed later in the month by
Bethesda, a nonprofit Christian provider of supports of people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities across the U.S.
“At Home with the Cash Family” will feature Johnny’s
daughter Cindy, sister Joanne and nephew Mark Alan Cash. They will perform some
of Johnny’s most popular tunes along with a few originals, as well as offer an
exclusive look at one of his favorite places, where many of his legendary songs
were written and performed.
A tour of Storytellers Hideaway Farm will be
provided by Sally Oxley, the current owner, accompanied by Mike Thirtle, President
and CEO of Bethesda. The
location, which Johnny called “the center of my universe,” is located west of
Nashville on I-40 and is a must-stop for anyone who wants to know more about
Johnny and the region’s history.
The gathering will honor and bring attention to the
more than 6 million people in the U.S. who have an intellectual or
developmental disability. National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was first proclaimed by President Ronald
Reagan in 1987. While individuals with disabilities have achieved much in
recent years, they still face many gaps that must be addressed before they can
be fully included in our community. This includes lack of adequate health care,
housing, employment and community support.
“At Home with the Cash Family” will be streamed at 8
p.m. ET Thursday, March 18, at IncludeAllAbilities.com/Concert. At the
website you can reserve a seat and receive reminders of the concert. It will
also be premiered on Facebook at that time.
Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Bethesda is a national organization providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is celebrating its 117th anniversary in 2021. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest. The organization offers more than 300 programs across the country, provided 4 million hours of support across all programs in a recent fiscal year, and is guided by Christian faith. For more information, go to http://www.bethesdalc.org, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.