August 13th the Chemung County Fairgrounds will play host to iMatter Festival X in Horseheads, NY.
Admission is FREE.
Doors at 10AM
WE CAME AS ROMANS, I SEE STARS, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS, VEIL OF MAYA, SLEEPING GIANT, VANNA, PHINEHAS, CONVICTIONS, DEATH THERAPY, BUNGLER, VESSELS, LIFELINK
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WHAT IS iMATTER FESTIVAL?
iMatter Founder & President Scott Lowmaster
The iMatter Festival is a free annual festival featuring hard rock bands from local to national bands.
The iMatter Festival began as a response to a record high rate of 48 suicides among Chemung County’s teenagers in 2007. The annual event is a free invitation to celebrate life regardless of religious views, appearance or social status. The festival annually draws 5,000-8,000 attendees.
The festival counter suicide, self-harm and self-doubt by promoting unearthed value, unveiled purpose and defiant hope to this generation.
SUICIDE STATISTICS and Why This Festival Matters:
In 2007, Chemung County was noted as having the highest per capita suicide rate in New York State. The iMatter Foundation was founded the following year in 2008. By partnering with other community programs, suicide awareness was brought to the forefront. As a result, 2008-2013 suicide rates were drastically reduced. Yet more work needs to be done.
Suicide is the 2ND leading cause of death in NYS for ages 25-34 and the 3RD leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Suicide cost NYS $1,806,769,000 from lifetime medical and work loss costs in 2010. That ’s an average of $1,167,918 per suicide death.
Suicide is the 10TH leading cause of death in United States and cost the US $44 Billion annually. There is an average of 8.07 daily deaths by suicide in the US and for every successful suicide, 25 more have been attempted.
The iMatter Foundation is an education-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide and self harm. The foundation uses a blend of corporate, community and faith-based partnerships to promote a culture of unearthed value, unveiled purpose and defiant hope in our communities. Visit the website for more information: www.imatterfoundation.com
116 Breesport Road Horseheads, NY 14845