Johns Creek, GA – The Will To Live Foundation’s signature fall event, WILLSTOCK ‘13, a music festival celebration for and by the kids, will be held once again this year at Northview High School’s football field on Saturday September 7, 2013 from 6-10pm.
This is the third annual running of the WILLSTOCK Music festival and it is once again expected to be a highlight of the new school year. In keeping with its mission of spreading teen suicide awareness while working with teens to help them recognize the love and hope they can find with each other, the Will To Live Foundation has selected the Saturday before the beginning of National Suicide Prevention week to hold its event.
As with previous years, the event will feature over 15 high school-aged
music bands to play with and for their peers on a stage that was donated by
Will To Live’s partner, Music Matters. “The Willstock festival has become
the favorite of the kids of our foundation” says Will To Live President and
co-founder, John Trautwein, who along with his wife were awarded the
President’s Point of Light Award last year in recognition of their work with
the Will To Live Foundation.
“It is truly a great night
of love and hope and increasing the Will To Live of these teens as they recognize
the value of the true friendships that they have already found in their young
Willstock is organized by the kids – from start to finish – and
all of the proceeds raised from the event, go right back into the community. For example, the foundation sponsors the
Signs of Suicide® (SOS) program that is currently being implemented in all of
Fulton County Public Schools (and some Forsyth County schools), as well as
supporting the Johns Creek Mental Health Awareness Task force, and various other
suicide prevention and education non-profit organizations both here in GA and
around the country.
Entrance fee for the event is $20/person (all ages) which includes
a “Willstock” t-shirt as part of the admission. Tickets can be purchased
on-line via the Willstock web-page: http://will-to-live.org/foundation-events/willstock-2013/
or can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event. Those “Out of
Towners” who purchase tickets on-line and cannot make the actual event, will
have their t-shirts sent to them by the foundation.
“We consider Willstock more of a “Hope – raiser” rather than a
fundraiser” says Trautwein, “and we love the fact that teens and their entire
families from all over N. Atlanta come to experience a very nice summer night
of music and love – inspired by the kids.”
more information on the Will To Live Foundation, visit www.will-to-live.org.