Striking A Chord with John Mayer
May 16, 2011
Grammy-award winning musician, John Mayer headlined a benefit supporting Fisher House, NCIRE (Northern California Institute of Research and Education)/The Veterans Health Research Institute and the We Are Family Foundation in NYC on May 16, 2011. The event brought much needed attention and awareness to the affects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on soldiers and the power of music to start the healing process.
A screening of the film Striking A Chord, co-produced by award winning documentary filmmaker, Susan Cohn Rockefeller and We Are Family Foundation was followed by a panel discussion on PTSD moderated by Gerry Byrne, media executive, entrepreneur and former Marine Corps officer and Vietnam Veteran. Panelists include Dr. Shira Maguen, Lt. Colonel Scott Rainey, and Lt. Col. Scott Leonard. The highlight of the evening was a "lively" live auction and acoustical performance by John Mayer.