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Mayor Bloomberg has announced that Children's Health Fund will be one of several sponsoring organizations sending mobile units to provide medical care and prescription medications to victims of Hurricane Sandy in Coney Island, the Rockaways, and Staten Island.

But VP Candidate Paul Ryan, while recognizing the issue, makes proposals that point 180 degrees in the wrong direction. Leaders of child advocacy, including Mark Shriver of Save the Children, Bruce Lesley of First Focus Campaign for Children, and Irwin Redlener of Children's Health Fund are quoted expressing their dismay in this Washington Post piece by Jonathan Capehart. Shredding the safety net would "put the nation's future at risk," Capehart writes. What we need is a compassionate and practical response -- not hypocrisy and political posturing. Read the article »

NPR's Tell Me More Oct 19, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President of Children's Health Fund, joined Michel Martin, host of NPR's TELL ME MORE to discuss what's missing in the political conversation.

"...the number of people in poverty includes about 17 million children. That amounts to basically 22 percent of children who are in the United States."

Fox News Radio's Alan Colmes Show Oct. 19, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President of Children's Health Fund, discusses how the election will affect health care for children.

Aired on October 16, 2012

Dr. Irwin Redlener, president of Children’s Health Fund, joined anchor Christine Jansing on October 16 to discuss the responses by President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney to a letter sent by him and five other child advocacy leaders asking presidential candidates about their plans to deal with child poverty.  

Katie Couric stopped by rehearsals for the Children’s Health Fund 25th Anniversary benefit last week to talk to some of the performers about child health and their excitement going into the Thursday, October 4 concert.  Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks showed off some of their musical chops, while CHF co-founder Paul Simon talked about the early days of the Fund — following up on a feature in the New York Daily News in which Simon

Paul Simon Benefit Oct 4, 2012The media is buzzing about CHF’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert and the work CHF has been doing for the past quarter century to improve children's health in America.

“Why not be there for the great songwriter whose Children’s Health Fund has helped 350,000 of America’s most vulnerable kids get medical treatment for 25 years?” writes the New York Daily News in a profile of CHF co-founder Paul Simon.

“We're really trying to make sure that kids are healthy and go on to have healthy lives starting from a very early age,” notes Paul Simon in a wide-ranging interview with Huffington Post, where he also hints at some of the unique performances that will be taking place on stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Paul Simon uses start power to help children across US.We are not the only ones excited about Children’s Health Fund’s 25th anniversary concert! The New York Daily News ran a feature on Sunday, September 30 highlighting the history of the Fund and the amazing talent coming together for the Radio City concert on Thursday, October 4. The performers are excited to take the stage with family and friends to show their support for our work providing health care for America's most vulnerable children. This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!  

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Paul Simon and Irwin Redlener on Morning Joe msnbcOn Thursday, September 27, Children’s Health Fund co-founders Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener were guests on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the state of children’s health in America. While the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will ensure millions of additional children will have access to health insurance, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will get the care they deserve. As Dr. Redlener states, “the consequences of not getting [children] the health care they need…will be an unfolding disaster that will not only affect our present, but our future.” 

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Children’s Health Fund will mark its 25th anniversary milestone in a big way—with a star-studded benefit concert at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, October 4! CHF co-founder Paul Simon will be joined on stage by his wife Edie Brickell, and friends Rubén Blades and Luba Mason, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers , Sting and Trudie Styler, James Taylor and Caroline Taylor, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Stevie Wonder and Aisha Morris at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Tickets are still available and can be found on Ticketmaster.