09.10.12 Paul Simon to Host the Children's Health Fund 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert


On October 4, 2012, a one-night only, all-star benefit concert marking the 25th Anniversary of the Children's Health Fund will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Children's Health Fund co-founders Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener will host the evening, featuring performances from Sting & Trudie Styler, Steve Martin, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, James Taylor & Caroline Taylor, Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond, Stevie Wonder & Aisha Morris, Edie Brickell, Rubén Blades & Luba Mason, plus other surprise guests.

A limited number of tickets, ranging from $125 to $1000, will be made available to the public beginning tomorrow, September 11 at 10AM/EST through Ticketmaster outlets and the Radio City Box Office.

Over the past 25 years, the Children’s Health Fund has expanded nationwide to become the primary source of medical care for thousands of homeless and low-income families and now has 25 programs operating in 17 states and Washington, DC.

For additional information, please visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.
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