In the mid-80's, Paul Simon and Irwin Redlener, MD toured the Martinique Hotel, a shelter for homeless families in New York City, and were direct witnesses to the conditions under which thousands of homeless children were forced to exist. They were told stories of the enormous problems these children had in getting health care and knowing the devastating consequences of not getting needed medical care, decided to do something about it. That something turned out to be the New York Children's Health Project and the first mobile medical clinic of the Children's Health Fund (CHF) program.
For more than 20 years, Paul Simon has been an advocate for America’s most vulnerable children. And, with Paul’s support, Children’s Health Fund has grown to become a respected national organization that is not only delivering health care to at-risk children but also providing a voice for them as well.
Through the years, Paul has held multiple charity concerts and benefit events supporting CHF. He has traveled to the nation’s capital to speak to elected officials on behalf of CHF and America’s children. Paul traveled with CHF teams responding to the crisis in the Gulf following Hurricane Katrina and was witness to the devastation in the region.
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