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The National Life Group Do Good Fest raises $70k for Parkland Health’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Program, brings total donations to $95k


Addison, TX - (September 27, 2023) The National Life Group Do Good Fest®, a free outdoor concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington, raised $70,000 to benefit Parkland Health’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Program in support of youth mental health on Saturday, Sept. 23. This, in addition to an earlier donation from National Life, brings overall fundraising to $95,000.

The event included live music headlined by Mark ChesnuttJack Ingram, Kaitlin Butts and award-winning Sam Houston High School’s El Mariachi Tejano De Sam Houston kicked off the concert. The festival included food trucks, a full-service bar, and MilkSpace, a mobile breastfeeding pod for nursing mothers.

This was the second annual Do Good Fest in Texas. Since 2014, National Life has hosted this benefit concert on the lawn of its Vermont campus, welcoming up to 10,000 concertgoers each year and raising more than $345,000 for local cancer patients. Last year, Do Good Fest in Texas raised over $70,000 to benefit the Pediatric Behavioral Health Program at Parkland Health in support of youth mental health.

“We are thrilled to bring Do Good Fest back to Texas for a second year in a row to continue doing good for our community and supporting youth mental health,” National Life Group Chairman, CEO and President Mehran Assadi said.

“We are proud that National Life Group joins Parkland Health in our shared belief that every child deserves the chance to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life,” said Michael A. Horne, President and CEO, Parkland Health Foundation.

Learn more here about National Life Group’s corporate philanthropy with programs that include LifeChanger of the Year, a commitment to ending childhood hunger, social responsibility and supporting children’s mental health, among others.

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Contact: Daphne Larkin, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3607.

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