Announces 16,000 Dose Commitment of Kloxxado® 8mg Naloxone from Hikma Pharmaceuticals
Donation Valued at $1 Million for
TEMPO–Powered By Kloxxado® Outreach Program
Gibson Gives’ TEMPO Program
Saves Lives From Opioid Overdoses By
Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose
NASHVILLE, TN (September 21, 2022) Last year, Gibson Gives–the purpose-driven charitable arm of the iconic American instrument brand Gibson—launched TEMPO–Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose. The TEMPO program works with non-profits to provide both life-saving training for using the drug Naloxone (Kloxxado® Narcan), which is used to prevent opioid overdoses, and offer a support network for recovery from opioid addiction. Through TEMPO, Gibson Gives is training musicians, crew members, music industry professionals, and non-profits on how to properly administer Kloxxado® giving them the ability to reverse opioid overdoses and save lives.
Gibson Gives’ TEMPO program is proud to announce a generous commitment of 16,000 doses of Kloxxado® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 8 mg from Hikma. The three-year commitment titled TEMPO, Powered by Kloxxado® is valued at $1 Million, marking the largest single donation to Gibson Gives and its TEMPO program, so far.
Kloxxado® by Hikma contains a higher dose of 8 mg of Naloxone per spray–double the dose per spray of Narcan® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 4 mg. With increasingly stronger amounts of illicitly manufactured fentanyl being discovered in substances including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and counterfeit pills (CDC, Drug Overdose – Other Drugs), 78% of opioid overdose reversals now involve at least 2 doses of Naloxone (DEA, One Pill Can Kill).
“We are beyond grateful to Hikma for their recent donation of Kloxxado® to TEMPO,” says Erica Krusen, Senior Director of Cultural Influence at Gibson Brands. “Opiate overdoses persist as a major public health problem, contributing to over 100,000 U.S. deaths just last year (CDC, Drug Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Top 100,000 annually). These deaths are preventable through the timely administration of Naloxone–a safe, effective, and easy to administer medication that reverses opioid overdoses and helps save lives.”
Gibson Gives’ TEMPO program is now 12 non-profit members strong including MusiCares, The Scars Foundation, The Clinic (Roadie Advocacy Group), Sandgaard Foundation, Sims Foundation, Harbor Path, Musicians For Overdose Prevention, Life By Music, Passenger Recovery, National Harm Reduction, and Solace For Hope. The TEMPO program believes it is important not only to save a life, but also to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. Select TEMPO partners will provide counseling for those suffering from opioid addiction, and to family members who have lost a loved one to overdose. Each non-profit member of the TEMPO Network is recognized as an official TEMPO program training center.
MusiCares–which provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services, Health Services, and Human Services–will be the first TEMPO partner to launch in the artist area during this weekend’s Pilgrimage Music & Culture Festival in Franklin, TN. Pilgrimage Festival will mark TEMPO’s first distribution of and training sessions for Kloxxado® via MusiCares whose mission is to serve musicians and the music industry.
Gibson Gives and TEMPO will be producing training videos and distribute Kloxxado® to University Music Departments across the United States, and produce artist-driven Public Service Announcements. The timing of this life-saving overdose reversal drug comes as musicians are touring again, and in-person concerts and festivals are at an all-time high after post-COVID shutdowns. Lethal overdoses from opioid and fentanyl are on the rise globally, and have reached an all-time high in the U.S.; with public warnings being issued regularly about fentanyl-laced products, awareness has never been more critical.
About Gibson and Gibson Gives:
Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 128 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson guitars and gear have been played on stage by countless musical icons in every genre of music, and Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through the philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3.5 million dollars worldwide through its mission. For a deeper look inside the history of Gibson, plan a trip to downtown Nashville, to visit the Gibson Garage. At the Gibson Garage—the all-new flagship store–music lovers can experience live performances, design a dream guitar, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore Gibson’s music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia displays, inside the historic space. The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar experience and destination for music lovers in Nashville and across the globe. Learn more at Gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram, and download the Gibson App.
Training and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose (TEMPO) is an overdose prevention program focused on harm reduction and naloxone distribution for musicians, music venues, and the industries that support musicians, i.e.: Tour Bus Providers, Cartage Companies, Lighting and Rigging Companies, Rehearsal Facilities, and Venues. We are working to create a network of music focused non-profits who have joined forces to promote the TEMPO mission. For more information, visit: www.tempomission.org.
Orange County based nonprofit Solace for Hope has reached beyond its local roots to support a new national cause created by Gibson Guitars’ charity arm Gibson Gives and the Grammy’s charity arm Music Cares along with Solace for Hope and other music related nonprofits.
TEMPO stands for “Teaching and Empowering Musicians to Prevent Overdose”. Its objective is to train musicians and those supporting them to identify an overdose in progress and administrator Naloxone and Antecdote. These simple to use drugs reverse the often fatal effects of heroin and illicit synthetic opioids within minutes.
TEMPO was rolled out in June 2021 to support musicians and those related to the music industry and to bring awareness of the opioid epidemic that is gripping the nation with especially hard hit music industry. The pandemic magnified the problem as an entire industry lost its ability to play live performances.
Solace for Hope a 501 (3) (c) charity will provide emotional support thru meetings both in person and online for those affected by the opioid epidemic nationwide. This includes families and friends who have lost a loved one, those in any stage of recovery, and ones who support a loved one in the midst of addiction.
Solace for Hope was founded by Maggie Fleitman and Jeff and Don Lace of Lace Music Products, both of which lost their sons and nephew to an
Solace for Hope currently holds in person meetings in Orange County, LA County, and online on a weekly basis. The Solace Meditation garden to honor those lost loved ones is located in Tustin, Ca. and is open year round.
Distribution of Antecdote and Naloxone will be available thru Gibson Offices, Music Cares, Lace Music Products, and others on a no charge basis.
For more information please go to www.tempomission.org and www.solaceforhope.org
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Solace For Hope held its 2nd Annual Ornament-A-Thon on December 5th at the Solace Meditation Garden and surrounding area in Old Town Tustin.
In remembrance of those who we have lost, special handmade see-thru Ornaments made by families to hang on the ten-foot-tall Solace Christmas tree in the garden.
The Ornaments along with hand painting remembrance rocks surrounding the tree was a beautiful site for all that attended this great event.
The Mayor of Tustin, Letitia Clark was the Solace For Hope guest of honor officially lighting the Solace tree during the evening.
Attendees enjoyed food and beverages while enjoying the evening listening to jazz musician the fantastic Dean Grech.
A silent auction highlighted the fundraising evening that included everything from gift baskets from local merchants to a Gibson electric guitar.
Special thanks to everyone that volunteered to put on this magnificent event during, after, and before our 2 nd Annual Ornament-A-Thon event.
The 3 rd Annual Ornament-A-Thon will be held on December 4th, 2022.
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