MUSIC FOR THE HEART works to eliminate cardiovascular disease by supporting scientific research. We raise money by producing world-class musical concerts and we educate the public through our Focus on Science events. We recognize that music is an efficient, effective means for engaging people and stimulating thought and, as such, a sustainable basis for creating positive impact. We have donated over $100,000 to the
FACTS ABOUT HEART DISEASE
A woman's diet and her muscle mass during pregnancy play a critical role in risk of heart disease in her offspring during adult life.
Cardiovascular disease causes more loss of life than the seven other leading causes of death COMBINED.
A woman's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is 5 times greater than dying from breast cancer.
Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in 50% of deaths in the
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Love for Linda
a Benefit for Portland "Soul Diva"
Linda was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and has taken a sabbatical from work while she undergoes treatment. Her artist friends in the community have united to help with her medical costs with a special benefit concert. An all-star cast of Portland blues, soul and R&B artists including LaRhonda Steele, Andy Stokes, Patrick Lamb, Lloyd Jones, DK Stewart, Sonny Hess & NW Women in R&B, Janice Scroggins, Lisa Mann, Norman Sylvester, and other special guests.
Sunday, November 11
Two shows - 6-8pm & 9-11pm
$25 in advance online at
About Linda- Linda started singing at the age of six in Portland's Grace & Truth Pentecostal Church, a church pastored by her father. She has thrilled audiences in the Pacific Northwest, Europe, Canada and across the U.S. She has toured and/or recorded with national recording artists Quarterflash, Nu-Shooz, and Dan Reed. She later became lead vocalist for the high profile Motown revue, Body & Soul and in 1992 became the driving force for the blues act Linda Hornbuckle & the No DeLay Band. In recent years Linda has performed regularly and recorded in a duo with award-winning pianist Janice Scroggins, as well as with the Linda Hornbuckle Band, firmly establishing herself as The Northwest's #1 Soul Sister. She has performed at scores of benefits for causes and issues, most recently Brian Grant's "Shake It 'til We Make It" Parkinson's fundraiser. By day, Linda is a Community Health Specialist for The Multnomah County Health Department, working with teens about health issues that effect them, such as HIV, sexually transmitted disease and teen pregnancy.