Kix Brooks, of the county music duo Brooks and Dunn, is scheduled to headline a benefit concert for the Amputee Coalition of America, Knoxville, Tenn, and the Mending Limbs organization, on October 12 in Franklin, Tenn.

The concert is slated to raise money for the Amputee Coalition, to support its initiatives to pass legislation requiring health insurers in Tennessee and other states to provide meaningful coverage for prosthetic care, says Kendra Calhoun, the organization’s CEO, who will speak at the event.

Individual tickets cost $100, which includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and performances by Brooks, Jennifer Hanson, Baillie and the Boys, Nashville Star contestant Joshua Stevens, Sutton Parks, Todd Sansom and others. The event will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm, in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd. 

The concert also benefits Mending Limbs, which is establishing a foundation to provide funding for prosthetic care for amputees in Tennessee whose health insurers severely limit coverage for prosthetic limbs, the Coalition says.

Nearly two million individuals live with limb differences or loss in the United States, including 70,000 under the age of 18. On average, each year 155,000 people in the United States lose a limb.

Federal bills requiring insurance parity for prosthetic care were recently introduced in the Senate and in the House of Representatives with sponsorship from several Tennessee lawmakers, Calhoun says.

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