High Altitude Society column: Michael Franti & Friends perform at Do It For The Love fundraiser

Diane Nichol and Denis de Souza were out to enjoy the music of Michael Franti at the Four Seasons Vail to support the Do it for the Love Foundation.
Betty Ann Woodland | Special to the Daily |

There was something for everyone at Super Bowl Sunday’s Do It For The Love fundraising concert with Michael Franti & Friends at the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Do It For The Love is a global nonprofit wish-granting foundation that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with health challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. Through the healing power of music, the goal is to inspire joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of illness or trauma. Event organizer Margie Hamrick put together a unique and intimate fundraiser with meet and greets, one-of-a-kind auction opportunities, the big game on big screens, a performance by the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and hope and healing through music.

Hamrick thanked the events’ many sponsors, including Korbel, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Parce Rum, Skea, Carrie Fell and the table sponsors.

“Without their support and the help of all the volunteers, we could not have made this happen,” Hamrick said.

It was a special evening full of hope and healing immersed in the Four Seasons Resort Vail experience. “The very personal message here is to go out and live large and live in the moment and let the healing begin,” Hamrick said.

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Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, galas and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at

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