|The Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation (DEAEF) will kick off this year’s Red Ribbon Week with a live virtual concert from Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday, October 20 to support the foundation’s after-school engagement programs in over 50 cities. The DEAEF gala will be hosted by renowned country artist and Broadway star Gary Morris and award-winning radio broadcaster Devon O’Day on Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm CT. The event will include special performances and presentations by AMC Breaking Bad‘s Dean Norris, Dancing with the Stars Season 20 Finalist Noah Galloway, Michael W. Smith, Mandy Barnett, Bellamy Brothers, John Berry, Kathy Mattea, Gary Morris, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tim Rushlow, Jeannie Seely, Chevel Shepherd, Jay Allen and Allie Colleen. Special remarks will also be given by DEAEF’s Chairman of the Board William F. Alden, DEA’s Chief Community Outreach Section Office of Congressional and Public Affair’s Sean Fearns and award-winning children’s author Ashley Mills Monaghan. “I am thrilled to be joined by my friend Gary Morris and the outstanding talent who have volunteered to help the foundation raise funds dedicated to keeping kids drug free,” says DEAEF’s Chairman of the Board William F. Alden.|
“I’ve known Bill Alden with the DEA Educational Foundation for 30 years,” says Gary Morris. “I’ve done performances for the DEA from LA to New York. I’m excited about this fundraising event and look forward to bringing some of my music friends in along with me.” For more information or to register your access to the event, visit the DEAEF Gala site by clicking here. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.