Concert to raise MS awareness

Joan Crossman is hoping her community concert raises both funds and awareness for the MS Society of WA. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d440511
Joan Crossman is hoping her community concert raises both funds and awareness for the MS Society of WA. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d440511

Mrs Crossman has organised a community fundraising concert for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie on Sunday, August 9.

�The idea of a community concert grew from my raised awareness of the challenges of MS when my friend, who has had MS for many years, was diagnosed last year, requiring 24-hour care,� she said.

�I also have a neighbour who has MS and I admire his love of gardening and the pleasure his colourful garden gives us all.

�The pleasure music gives to us all will be shared at this concert and is beautifully described by E.Y Harburg (1896-1981) who wrote �words make you think thoughts, music makes you feel a feeling, but a song makes you feel a thought�.�