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 2:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Residence of the Australian Ambassador in Washington, D.C.
Peter Yarrow, of the legendary folk group “Peter, Paul & Mary,” will entertain attendees with classics such as “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 playing the hits he made famous in the 60s and 70s along with songs written to inspire today’s generation of children,” 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.”
Tickets for the event are $150 per person with children under the age of 12 admitted free with a guardian. Everyone will receive a free copy of Peter Yarrow’s illustrated book, “Puff the Magic Dragon.” For those who would like meet Peter Yarrow in person, a private reception held after the concert will include a meet and greet with the artist, hors d’ oeuvres and the opportunity to bid on a guitar hand-painted and autographed by the artist, himself. These tickets for the concert and additional private reception are $500 with children under the age of 12 admitted free with a guardian.
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 #1 charted illustrated book “Puff the Magic Dragon”, and as the founder of Operation Respect, known for its free “Don’t Laugh At Me Program” used in more than 22,000 U.S. schools, Mr. Yarrow’s work today is as relevant as ever, addressing vital issues of our time.
All event proceeds will benefit the Hydrocephalus Association’s Research Initiative Program funding research into the causes of hydrocephalus and improved treatments. “It is unfortunate that so little funding or research is taking place with hydrocephalus,” says Laurene McKillop, the Association’s chief executive officer. “The treatment for this condition has not changed significantly since the 1950s. We are committed to funding research to improve the treatments and the quality of life for those living with hydrocephalus.”
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