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Musicians celebrate 25 years of Church Health Center

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Crowds packed into Overton Square for a weekend of music and to celebrate 25 years of the Church Health Center. Crowds packed into Overton Square for a weekend of music and to celebrate 25 years of the Church Health Center.
CHC founder Dr. G. Scott Morris. says the Center provides healthcare for people those in low wage jobs with no insurance. CHC founder Dr. G. Scott Morris. says the Center provides healthcare for people those in low wage jobs with no insurance.
Begun in 2007, the festival was bigger than ever this year.  More venues, more vendors and performances, and a outdoor stage on Madison Avenue. Begun in 2007, the festival was bigger than ever this year. More venues, more vendors and performances, and a outdoor stage on Madison Avenue.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Memphis is the home of the blues, soul and rock and roll…a city where many musicians are uninsured and rely on The Church Health Center. 

"The Church Health Center provides healthcare for people who work in low wage jobs who don't have health insurance," stated CHC founder Dr. G. Scott Morris.

At the Center's Annual Rock for Love Festival, crowds packed into Overton Square for a weekend of music and to celebrate 25 years of the Church Health Center.

"We've taken care of many struggling musicians over the years and this is the way they give back to us and we love it," said Dr. Morris.

The three day festival which began in 2007 was bigger than ever this year.  More venues, more vendors and performances and a outdoor stage on Madison Avenue. 

"It's not so much a fundraiser as it is a friend raiser," Dr. Morris said.  "Being able to come together and say this is what Memphis is all about," he added.

In 25 years the Church Health Center has served more than 25,000 people in Memphis.  Services that go beyond doctor visits and treatments.

"It's not about how many drugs people it's how to we help people live a healthy life," explained Dr. Morris.

Vendors offered home grown healthy alternatives and lessons in preventive medicine.

A Rock for Love in the birthplace and breeding ground for music that is loved around the world.

Rock for Love wraps up Sunday night at the Levitt Shell. with Al Kapone at 6 p.m., and Booker T. Jones takes the stage at 7:15 p.m.

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