“I get by with a little help from my friends.”The Beatles
Being a musician is a labor of love. Unfortunately, most full-time musicians can’t rely on a steady paycheck or employer-funded health insurance, leaving many uninsured or under-insured. When tragedy strikes, this stark reality can be devastating. MAMA Cares was born from a desire to do something about this.
MAMA Cares was formed in 2015 as a result of a benefit event to raise funds for longtime Madison musician, Robert J. Conaway and his family, who faced steep medical bills after their son became gravely ill. The event was a large success and the Conaways wished to help the Madison Area Music Association establish a fund that could help in such instances. Robert seeded the initiative with $500 and the first Fund was named after his son, the Jacy Ray Fund.
MAMA Cares has established criteria that, when met, can result in the disbursal of funds to help Madison-area musicians and their direct families in times of need.
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