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 an co-founder Dr. Irwin Redlener reflect on the growth of CHF from one mobile medical unit 25 years ago to 50 units today.
Calls for Candidates to Address Poverty Grow Louder
The first presidential debate was "notable for what was never discussed: Poverty" notes a Washington Post editorial on October 4. The editorial, which quotes CHF president Dr. Irwin Redlener picks up on a call from child advocacy leaders for the candidates to address this critical issue for the future of our nation. Just the week before, CHF co-founders Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener began bringing more prominence to this issue with an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “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,” Dr. Redlener.