SCOTT HELMER HELPS OTHERS SEEK SAFELY AFTER SEDONA SWEAT LODGE TRAGEDY
Entertainer continues to use his music, story about mistakes and planned suicide to make a difference.
Montgomery, NY - On Saturday, September 29, 2018, musician, speaker, radio talk show host and Guinness World Records title holder, Scott Helmer will bring his “One-Man Rock & Country Music Show” to Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, New York to help raise money and awareness for SEEK Safely, a non-profit started by the family of Kirby Brown, a young woman who tragically lost her life during James Arthur Ray’s 2009 “Spiritual Warrior” retreat in Sedona, AZ.
This performance is part of Helmer’s 100+ date 2018-2019 US tour which consists of many fundraising concerts to help support the causes he believes in. Since 2012, his concerts have helped raise more than $2 Million Dollars for good causes across America ranging from military veterans and their families, first responders, equine and pet rescues, food banks, non-profit theatres, suicide prevention, special needs children and adults, and more.
Scott Helmer’s entire mission of using his story and music to make a difference was born after making mistakes in his own life, facing time in prison and being seconds away from committing suicide - complete details at his website.
To learn more about the September 29 concert and purchase tickets visit the event page. Veterans and first-responders receive free admission.
Kirby Brown, born February 8, 1971, was “drunk on life.” She rode horses, mountain biked, hiked, surfed, loved blues and jazz, danced ‘till dawn and was always the life of the party. She owned a decorative painting business in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, where she had lived for 10 years.
Always seeking to learn more, be more, and improve personally and professionally, Kirby attended James Arthur Ray’s “Spiritual Warrior” retreat, an intense, 5-day experience in Sedona, AZ. Ray was an international motivational speaker and self-help author known for his work in “The Secret” and his frequent appearances on Oprah. Many of these participants were entrepreneurs and high achievers—the type of people constantly looking to improve themselves.
On October 8, 2009, Kirby lost her life along with two other participants in the final activity of the retreat, a poor imitation of a Native American “sweat lodge.” Twenty other participants were taken to local hospitals.
James Ray was found guilty of negligent homicide in November, 2011, and sentenced to two years in prison for these three deaths. He served 20 months. Kirby Brown’s family decided to bring positive purpose to Kirby, James Shore and Lizabeth Neuman’s tragic deaths by creating SEEK Safely. Led by Kirby’s Mom, Virginia “Ginny” Brown, the organizations main goals are:
Educate the public about the self-help industry.
To empower consumers of personal and professional development.
To promote professional standards in this $11 Billion/ year, unregulated industry.
Learn more about SEEK Safely, including how you can donate at their website. Listen to GInny Brown’s powerful interview on The Scott Helmer Show below: