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Annual Benefit Raises $1.5 Million for America's Most Vulnerable Children hello

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At a benefit for the Children's Health Fund in New York. Paul Simon climbed onstage with his homey Willie Nelson to perform the Hank Williams gem "Hey, Good Lookin'." 
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Rolling Stone Magazine June 25 2009

Over 800 people attended the Children’s Health Fund's 2009 Annual Benefit that raised more than $1.5 million, exceeding our goal.  The event included a performance by Willie Nelson, with a special appearance by Paul Simon.

This year’s event honored Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Steve Hemsley, President and CEO, UnitedHealth Group, and CHF Board Member Skip Keesal. 
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Inspired by CHF Co-Founder Irwin Redlener, MD, CBS News and USA Today have launched a week-long series "Children of the Recession."  CBS previously covered the launch of CHF's National Initiative 'Kids Can't Wait,' a campaign to raise awareness of the impact of the economic crisis on health care access for children.

View Katie Couric's video»

Read the CBS News/USA Today poll»

The weekend of April 25-26 marked the start of CHF's National Initiative Kids Can't Wait in Detroit, MI.  Future free medical and dental weekends of care are planned for the future. Visit our Kid's Can't Wait page for the latest details or view some of our most recent updates below.

Read the press release »

View CBS News' special series "Children of the Recession" »

Read the white paper, "The Recession Generation:  Detroit's Children at the Center of the Nation's Economic Crisis." »

The weekend of April 25-26 marked the start of CHF's National Initiative Kids Can't Wait in Detroit, MI.  Future free medical and dental weekends of care are planned for the future. Visit our Kid's Can't Wait page for the latest details or view some of our most recent updates below.

Read the press release »

View CBS News' special series "Children of the Recession" »

Read the white paper, "The Recession Generation:  Detroit's Children at the Center of the Nation's Economic Crisis." »

CBS News April 25, 2009

Paul Simon spoke exclusively to CBS News about the campaign and his committment to use his fame in the service of America's most vulnerable children.

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View the video »            


CHF Co-Founder Dr. Redlener speaks with the CBS News Early Show about the recession's impact on children across the United States and the launch of CHF's national initiative, Kids Can't Wait.  
Watch the news story »

CBS News. Seth Doane
4/25/2009
 
 
 

CBS News correspondent Seth Doane, reported on the launch of CHF’s Kids Can’t Wait Campaign in Detroit. Read more »

CBS News
4/24/2009

A white paper-titled “The Recession Generation: Detroit’s Children at the Center of the Nation’s Economic Crisis”--from Children’s Health Fund highlights the adverse impact the recession is having on children, especially in the fabled and fading Motor City, Detroit. Read more »

New York Times. Bob Herbert
4/21/2009
 

Dr. Irwin Redlener, President of Children’s Health Fund (CHF), comments on the plight of America’s children in this serve economic downturn, and discusses what CHF is doing to help, including initiating an upcoming free weekend of care in Detroit as part of CHF’s Kids Can’t Wait campaign.

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On March 11, 2009, Dr. Redlener and Paul Simon met with members of congress to discuss Children's Health Insurance, and access to health care for the poor. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked Paul Simon for his efforts in passing the Children's Health Insurance Program.