BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides financial support to LAPD officers, and their families in times of catastrophic need, will hold a special benefit concert on March 6 at Avalon Hollywood. The special benefit concert will start with live performances by LA-based rock musicians Heaven & Earth. Steven Tyler & The Loving Mary Bandwill will close show.
"While participating in the Memorial Foundation's Charity Golf Tournament I had the opportunity to get to know families that lost a loved one," says Stuart Smith, Heaven & Earth. He continues "They lost a spouse or a parent over something so stupid as a traffic stop. My heart went out to them. I am very proud to be able to help out the men and women of the LAPD that do this every day for so little and are generally very unappreciated. Steven Tyler also wanted to do more to help," said Smith.
Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members who have been afflicted by a tragedy including being injured or killed in the line of duty. Since it's inception in 1972, the Los AngelesPolice Memorial Foundation has granted over $18 million without any direct taxpayer money. - LAPD
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