For this project, we were required to pick a song to inspire an event.
I wanted to create an event that dealt with the mountains. The mountains are a place that is very peaceful and is beautiful. The song I picked is titled “Mountain Sound” and the artist is Of Monsters and Men. The music is very upbeat, and makes the listener feel like they are going on an adventure. However, when you listen closely to the lyrics you get another impression. The lyrics make it seem like the artist is running away from something such as past regrets, or shadows of his past. He wants to get away and get to a place that is more peaceful.
National Park Service would be partnering with the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) to host the event. The event would be sponsored by the Jed Foundation, Mental Health America, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and Charity Miles. The location of the event would be in the Blue Ridge Parkway. The address is 85919 Blue Ridge Pkwy. Bedford, VA 24523. The event would take place on September 25th and 26th in 2018.
Some of the activities include hiking on the many beautiful mountain trails, and later enjoy live music from a local band. The event would be about $15 per person. Participating in events such as this one are important because they can be very beneficial to people mentally and physically. With this event, I hope to bring more awareness to anxiety, depression, and mental health. This event would also promote participating in more outside activities. Rather than staying indoors all day, you would be getting out to do things and staying active. Some other benefits would be that you would be engaging with other people in fun activities.
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