Concert to Benefit Hydrocephalus Research

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By David Moore

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, take a stroll down memory lane while helping the future of hydrocephalus research, by attending Peter Yarrow’s Concert for Hydrocephalus. This family friendly event will take place on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the Residence of the Australian Ambassador in Washington, D.C.

Peter Yarrow, of the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, will entertain attendees with songs like “Puff the Magic Dragon” and “If I Had a Hammer,” along with songs written for today’s children. “Peter has the unique ability to entertain across generational lines by playing the hits he made famous in the 60s and 70s along with songs written with today’s children in mind,” says Deborah Phillips, board member at the Hydrocephalus Association. “This is one of the few events that can be truly enjoyed by parents and children alike.”

All proceeds will benefit the Hydrocephalus Association’s Research Initiative Program.  Currently, HA funds Mentored Young Investigator grants that bring young research professionals, mentored by seasoned researchers, into the field of hydrocephalus research.

Peter Yarrow achieved fame both as an artist and an activist when the trio “Peter, Paul and Mary,” appeared at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. With his recently #1 charted illustrated book of “Puff the Magic Dragon” and as the founder of Operation Respect, with its free “Don’t Laugh At Me Program” currently used in more than 22,000 U.S. schools, his work today is as relevant as ever, addressing the vital issues of our time.

Tickets for the event are $150 per person with children under the age of 12 admitted free. Everyone will receive a free copy of Peter Yarrow’s illustrated book, “Puff the Magic Dragon. “  Those who would like meet Peter Yarrow in person can attend a private reception after the concert that includes a meet and greet with the artist, hors d’ oeuvres and the opportunity to bid on a guitar hand painted and autographed by Peter Yarrow. Tickets for the concert and private reception are $500 with children under 12 admitted free.

For more information or to register for tickets, click here, or call Neena Narayanan at 703-477-6335.

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