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Star-Studded Benefit At Radio City Makes Headlines


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.

The incredible lineup of stars featured at the benefit – including Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Tina Fey, Sting – caught the ear of DuJour – as did the words of CHF co-founder and president Dr. Irwin Redlener: “We are truly grateful to the incredible line up of talent assembled for this concert, and know the funds raised through this event will allow us to do even more in the future.”

American Idol creator, Simon Fuller, “will be seeing stars when he’s feted, twice, by the Children’s Health Fund," remarks the New York Post. “Fuller, who’s helped raise $22.5 million for CHF through American Idol’s annual special, “Idol Gives Back,” will receive his honor from actress (and CHF friend) Julianne Moore.”

And the Wall Street Journal’s “Donor of the Day” for October 3 is Alex Karnal – CHF’s youngest board member and the youngest partner at health-care focused investment firm Deerfield Management whose generosity and leadership is helping to advance CHF’s mission. (subscription required)