(October 23, 2016) – On Friday, November 11 the Stamford Center For The Arts will host a benefit concert featuring Grammy nominee Martina McBride to raise funding and awareness for Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART).

Multiple Grammy ® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. On February 26th she released her new single, “Reckless,” the title track from her new album which is now available. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina will bring her passion for family and music to help Sarah Cannon launch their national Band Against Cancer campaign this year with special concerts in selected markets. Recently, Martina released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. Martina is signed to the innovative Nash Icon Records, an imprint under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella.

The Martina McBride Benefit Concert will be preceded by a 45 minute program starting at 8:00 PM with celebrity hosts, a brief presentation about Dana’s Angels Research Trust with video and/or live opening musical performances and an auction. The Martina McBride Benefit Concert begins approximately 9:00PM.

Dana’s Angels Research Trust is a non-profit organization that funds research into a rare disease, Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), a fatal, cholesterol-storage disease affecting children. Two of the Marella’s four children, Dana and Andrew, were afflicted by NPC. Most children who suffer from NPC die in their early teens, but DART has helped change that fate. As an all-volunteer organization, over 95% of the funds expended are channeled directly into supporting pivotal NPC research; research that may also help millions of people suffering from HIV/Aids, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that appear to be related to cholesterol.

Sadly, the Marella’s daughter, Dana, 19, passed away in the Summer of 2013. When Dana died, she was confined to a wheelchair, no longer talked, suffered from frequent pneumonia and required constant care, but she always had a smile on her face and was an inspiration to many, both here and around the world. The Marella’s youngest child, Andrew, 17, is relatively stable right now, although with the passing of his sister, Andrew started having seizures. Andrew has benefited from two experimental medications and is a patient in the latest drug trial that started at the NIH and is now being taken forward by a new pharmaceutical company, Vtesse, Inc.; all due in large part to the supporters of DART.

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