Sully Erna has recently announced that he will be hosting a “Live From The Living Room” benefit marathon, to help raise money for The Scars Foundation. The non-profit organization, was founded by Erna to help raise awareness about mental health issues.
The benefit will take place live on Thursday, August 6th at 8:00pm EST and will be aired on his YouTube channel as well as the The Scars Foundation’s Facebook page. It will feature performances from, Godsmack, Aaron Lewis, Brent and Zach of Shinedown, Paparoach, Mike and Adam from Saint Asonia, Nuno Bettencourt, and Clint Lowery of Sevendust.
When discussing The Scars Foundation, Erna said, “I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life,” Erna continued. “But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer. One day, I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was. It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today. Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences. I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life.
“And that’s why The Scars Foundation is so important to me,” he went on. “It’s personal. It’s my life. And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections,’ or ‘scars,’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!
“I hope the work we do with The Scars Foundation inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.
“Just remember: you’re not alone. And we’re all imperfectly perfect. Just the way we’re supposed to be!”