Senator Bill Frist, Brad Paisley, and Scott Hamilton Share a Heart for Haiti with LiveBeyond

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Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., country superstar Brad Paisley and legendary skater Scott Hamilton recently returned from a site visit to the LiveBeyond Base, Thomazeau currently under construction near Port-Au-Prince Haiti. LiveBeyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional support, and development activities to impoverished communities.

Brad Paisley, Senator Bill Frist, Dr. David Vanderpool, and Scott Hamilton on the ground in Haiti'

They share a common sense of urgency to relieve suffering in all its forms.

It’s not every day that a former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Grammy-award winning artist, and Olympic gold medal skater can join forces to help others in need. Doctor-Senator Bill Frist, Brad Paisley, and Scott Hamilton visited the highly impoverished region of Thomazeau Haiti to assess the current activities and future needs. According to LiveBeyond CEO, Dr. David Vanderpool, “ it’s overwhelming to experience the expression of love and compassion for others shown by this diverse group. They share a common sense of urgency to relieve suffering in all its forms.”

LiveBeyond has been working in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake where construction is underway on the LiveBeyond Base, Thomazeau, a community development project to establish a surgical hospital, orphanage, school, demonstration farm and worship center. Brad Paisley recently partnered with LiveBeyond for the upcoming "Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®" where $1 from each ticket sale will support the work.

Live Beyond (MMDR) began as a response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with immediate delivery of medical aid and supplies to affected regions. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, MMDR has worked extensively near Port-Au-Prince providing medical care, nutritional support, clean water, and micro-finance. Established as a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization, MMDR has transitioned its work under a new name, LiveBeyond, to reflect a broadened mission as an organization that chooses to Live Beyond ourselves our culture, our borders, and this life so that others can Live Beyond disease, hunger, poverty, and oppression.

About Brad Paisley:
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards and numerous other awards. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first #1 single in 1999, he has placed 21 singles at the top of the country charts. Paisley's upcoming album, WHEELHOUSE, will be released on April 9 and includes the #1 hit, "Southern Comfort Zone," and his current single, "Beat This Summer." His 2012 "Virtual Reality World Tour" played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. His 2013 tour will kick off on May 9 in St. Louis - "Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®". Visit for more details regarding the upcoming tour schedule.

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