Tonic for the Times: Virtual Fundraiser for New Mexico’s Health Care Workers
By Devon Jackson for The New Mexican
When a local philanthropist who had been aiding in COVID-19 relief efforts decided he wanted to do something spotlighting New Mexico’s health care workers, he turned to people in the community who knew people.
The result: Tonic for the Times, a virtual fundraiser featuring the personal stories of medical workers and musical performances by local and national favorites.
“Once people got excited about the idea of it, it just took off like wildfire,” said Cyndi Conn, one of the lead organizers of the benefit event, which goes online Saturday on Facebook and YouTube.