'Concert for Kimmie' brings community together in fight against addiction
A community came together this weekend to help in the fight against addiction.
"Concert for Kimmie" was held Sunday in West Bend. The event featured a silent auction, music, kids activities, vendors, food, a 5K Run for Recovery, and more. All of the proceeds from the event benefitted the Kimmie Landon Fund.
The Kimmie Landon Fund is a scholarship fund for women to live at Aspired's sober living home who otherwise couldn't afford it.
The event was in honor of a young lady who died a little more than a year ago, leaving a huge void within her family.
"She was very energetic, loving, kind-hearted person, she was worth knowing and very memorable," Kimmie's sister Samie Landon said.
Kimmie Landon's mother says that addiction isn't a one person fight and that there's help available.
"There are so many people that I have met that have been affected by this, and unfortunately I feel that if we don't get a handle on this, everybody we know is going to be affected," Jessica McConkey said.
According to the family, the event raised triple what they expected to help aid in the fight against addiction.
"Speechless and I'm so thankful to everybody here and my daughter would be so happy," Jessica McConkey said.
"It's more than what we expected. We're really making a difference and we owe it all to the community, and our volunteers, and everyone's support. It's incredible," Samie Landon said.
If you would like to learn more about Aspired and the Kimmie Landon fund, click here.