CAST on Tour with Demi Lovato Launched in San Diego with Special Guests from Parkland, FL
“CAST on Tour” with Demi Lovato kicked off last night in San Diego, CA. Prior to Lovato’s concert, CAST on Tour hosted a session for concertgoers led by Mike Bayer, Founder/CEO of CAST Centers and Chairman of the CAST Foundation, where they spoke on the topic of mental health awareness and provided support for attendees who shared their own personal stories.
Five students who survived the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida were also in attendance: Julius Castillo, Mackenzie Marie Chapman, Samantha Megan Deitsch, Maia Hebron, Eden Hebron and Sarah Stricker. During the concert, Lovato brought the students onstage and spoke about how much she admires them for coming together as a community in a time of devastation. The audience had the opportunity to show support by texting donations to the CAST Foundation who will apply that money towards mental health resources for the students.
“I’ve spent my entire career working to raise awareness of mental health issues so those affected can seek out the help they need, and feel safe in doing so. As we launch another CAST on Tour, our mission of promoting societal changes to destigmatize mental health is a critical need in our society and city-by-city we’re doing everything we can to put it at the forefront of the conversation so that we can continue to make this change,” said Mike Bayer. “The courage and resolve that the students from Stoneman Douglas have is truly inspiring. It was an honor to meet them and I’m glad they were able to join us tonight.”