Singer Merrill Osmond Hopes To Enhance
June 2, 2011
Nashville, TN - Merrill Osmond, lead singer of the legendary 1970s group The Osmonds, hopes to bring music to the ears of people with hearing impairments. Later this month he’ll host Symphony of Wellness Featuring Merrill Osmond & Friends. The event will raise money for a charity close to Osmond’s heart: the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund, named in honor of his mother.
"My son Justin launched this charity and has committed his life to helping the hearing impaired," says Osmond. "Justin is himself 90% deaf so you can imagine how deeply committed I am to this cause."
This event is part of a series of Symphony of Wellness concerts scheduled around the United States this summer to help the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund. The concerts are sponsored by WellCity, a new, Brentwood, Tennessee-based social networking site for people with a passion for wellness and are in partnership with the WellCity Foundation. Merrill Osmond serves on WellCity’s Board of Directors.
"Music is all I have ever known and WellCity is giving me the opportunity to work music into the art of healing as I have always envisioned," Osmond explains. "Music is an element that evokes all kinds of feelings that can be used to aid in healing like no other medium."
Two of Osmond’s older brothers are also deaf.
Tickets to the Nashville event are available now. To get yours, visit www.wellcity.com and click the Symphony of Wellness tab.
About the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund:
The Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund (www.oliveosmond.org) helps people around the world by raising deaf awareness and promoting hearing educational services. It also donates to the Starkey Foundation which provides hearing aids, ear molds, batteries, counseling, equipment, tools and staff to children in need. Olive Osmond was the matriarch of the performing Osmond Family.
The event will take place June 24th at 5:30 p.m. at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel. It will include dinner, a silent auction and entertainment by Merrill Osmond, the Papa Joe’s Children’s Choir and Justin Osmond who plays violin. The silent auction will feature everything from a Prada bag, a private tour of Elle Magazine’s New York corporate office, and tickets to the travelling Peter Pan Theater Production to one of a kind, autographed items from The Beach Boys, The Oak Ridge Boys and Justin Beiber.
WellCity’s (www.wellcity.com) goal is to make the world well, one city at a time. It utilizes the latest technology and innovative programs to build an authentic wellness community where people can connect, share, and impact each others’ lives.
About Merrill Osmond:
Merrill Osmond (www.merrillosmond.com) is a musician, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, producer, and philanthropist. As lead singer and bassist for The Osmonds, he helped the group score a whopping 27 Gold records. He has earned two People’s Choice Awards, four Number One Billboard hits and two Grammy nominations.