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Grammy Winner’s Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and Take 6: Helping Kids with Cancer
Grammy award winning performers Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and A Cappella group, Take 6 perform to benefit the children’s charity, Discovery Arts, at the distinguished Royce Hall, home to The Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA.
“Each year, over 15,000 parents will hear that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is to help these children step outside the confines of their illness and into a world of creativity and imagination. We have found that these very sick children all share one wish, ‘to be normal.’ Anything we can do to make their journey a little easier or a little brighter is our greatest wish.”, stated Marilyn Clements, Executive Director of Discovery Arts.
The Benefit Concert for Discovery Arts, will be hosted by radio personality Doug McIntyre, of the syndicated radio show “McIntyre in the Morning”, along with special guest appearances by Monica Mancini and Gregg Field. The event will also include a silent auction featuring celebrity and sports memorabilia, vacation getaway’s to the Montage Beverly Hills, Maui and Big Bear, as well as, dining specials, Hot Air Balloon rides, and many more surprises. The evening will wrap with a special after event performance by songstress Joanna Pearl.
Tickets to the Sunday August 23rd matinee performance are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting Royce Hall or by calling the UCLA Box Office at 310-825-2101. Tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster.
All of the programs at Discovery Arts are offered free of charge to the hospital's, patients and their families. Discovery Arts works diligently throughout the year to secure the funding necessary to sustain and grow their programs. Support is drawn from a strong volunteer network, individual contributors, monthly partners, corporations, private and family Foundations and fundraising projects to enable them to provide their 'Arts Adventures' to very sick, and often times, forgotten children.
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About Discovery Arts: The 501(c)(3) nonprofit currently provides Arts' Adventure programs to more than 3,500 critically ill children each year in six Southern California hospitals; Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center CHOC at Mission, and an out of state program is also available at Mercy Children’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.