On Thursday night in Toronto, 20 tough as nails music industry professionals stepped into the ring to square off in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund.
Red Carpet Rumble (hosted by Fearless Fred of 102.1 The Edge), saw music industry men and women, (trained, taught and ready to rumble), came to The Concert Hall at the Masonic Temple and put on a show that helped raise money for the industry charity, and awareness for the need of its services.
With industry professionals, friends and fight fans in attendance, the fighters gave it their all when their names were called, throwing punches, protecting their heads, and showing all of the sportsmanship that Canadians are known for in gracious victory and unfortunate defeat.
The entire evening was a success, not only because of the fights, but because the monies raised through ticket sales, donations, and participant fundraising all went to the Unison Benevolent Fund to support the important work they do.
“The Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis. There are two distinct types of support available through the fund, Financial Assistance and Counselling & Health Solutions.” – unisonfund.ca
Related: The Unison Jam at CMW 2015!
As supporters and fans of the Canadian music industry and the people involved (from centre stage to the behind-the-scenes heroes) we are proud that we have had the chance to support the Unison Benevolent Fund over the last few years – and we hope that we will continue to have those opportunities in the future.
The physical and mental health needs of people working in the music industry are the same as any one of us working outside of it, however, nearly half of these professionals do not have any form of health insurance, and the reality of the industry can be found in one famous saying… “the show must go on”.
And while we applaud every artist, manager, roadie, stage manager, etc. that has worked through any kind of pain – we must all recognize that they need to have access and support when needed.
To help support the Unison Benevolent Fund, CLICK HERE and make a donation, or share the page to your friends and family to spread the word of their mission.
Red Carpet Rumble, Music Edition – Fight Card
🥊 Cole Smith vs. Nadia Elkharadly
🥊 Kat Burns vs. Terra Lynn-Snape
🥊 Nalae Yang vs. Nicole Brewer
🥊 Jim Cressman vs. Brian Hoyland
🥊 Mark Russell vs. Mark Prospero
🥊 Jason Furman vs. Taiwo Bah
🥊 Paola Palazzo vs. Penny Leimbrock
🥊 Michael Quach vs. Bryon Roby
🥊 Zaheer Bhinder vs. Marlon Pacheco
🥊 Kofi Saprong vs. Fabio Gallo