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September 12, 2006

Calgary Blues Musicians Perform for Kids

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian Blues News

Calgary Blues Musicians Rally For the Cause

On Friday, September 15th, Calgary blues musicians will bring their talents to the stage in support of a new charity Burn Care For Kids Blues Benefit 2006.

The benefit is being held to help raise help to raise funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Burn Fund to assist juvenile burn patients and their families in having the most comfortable hospital stay possible.

The charity was launched this summer by Renee Price of Calgary. Ms. Price and her husband are the parents of an 8 year old boy who was severely burned in a fire earlier this year. Their son continues treatment on a regular basis, but is now home with his parents, a happy ending to what could have been a tragic story.

Ms. Price was motivated to start the benefit after witnessing first-hand the recovery process burn patients endure, and the medical heroes who help them return to their normal daily lives.

The Burn Care For Kids Blues Benefit 2006 is the first annual event, and will feature live performances by leading members of Calgary’s blues music community. The musicians are donating their performances and copies of their CD’s in support of the fundraiser, while the Calgary business community has donated silent auction items and door prizes.

Musician’s slated to appear include Firm Handshake, Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils, Poppa Dawg & Dogskin Suit, the Jazzmatiks featuring Mike Gothreau with special guest vocalist CiCi, Tim Erickson, Ron Casat, SandyBone & the Breakdown, Blue Rhino, and the Lou Rye All-Star Band.

The event runs from 4:00 pm till 2:00 am.

Tickets are $25 and are available at a number of Calgary outlets. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the charity, as endorsed by the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

You will find extensive information about the event and the Burn Care Clinic on the Burn Care For Kids website. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation, please visit www.burncareforkids.com.

Friday, September 15, 2006
Burn Care for Kids Blues Benefit 2006
Quincy’s on Seventh / Calgary
4:00 pm to 2:00 am

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