WRITERS & MUSICIANS
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FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTER OAKLAND

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SATURDAY, MAY 3, AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

Celebrating our fifth year, Notes & Words features renowned musicians and New York Times best-selling authors, in a star-studded evening of live music and spoken word benefitting Children's Oakland.

2014 PERFORMERS

MUSICIANS

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SECRET GUEST STAR

You know and love this local singer, songwriter and KFOG regular. We can't tell you who it is, but we can tell you that his music will take you higher through the modern love he's put into his current album. Curious? You'll have to join us to find out who he is.

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VOCAL RUSH

Oakland School for the Arts' Vocal Rush brings together the most talented teenage A Capella singers in the nation. They recently placed third on NBC's "The Sing Off", wowing millions of viewers and the judges with their incredible voices; beating out groups twice their ages. As the two-time International High School A Capella champions, they are no strangers to the limelight. They are a Notes & Words fan favorite and will once again bring down the house on May 3rd.

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MIDTOWN SOCIAL

This group will have you on your feet jamming to their soulful and tightly-grooved original songs. Their lush sound makes them a Bay Area favorite in the live music scene. Lead vocalist Kisura Hendrix is joined on stage with the sounds of days gone by — sax, drums and lots of percussion. They'll transport you back in time.... and you won't want to come back.

AUTHORS

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JIM GAFFIGAN

("It's Kind of a Funny Story", "Away We Go") lives unlike your conventional comedian. His first memoir, Dad is Fat, chronicles his life as the father of five (yes FIVE) young children in a 2-bedroom apartment in the East Village. Hilarity and sweetness ensue. As one of the nation's premier stand-up comics, Gaffigan travels the country in a tour bus often with kids and his writing-partner-wife in tow.

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JANE SMILEY

Jane Smiley is a novelist, essayist, and scholar. The author of more than a dozen novels and works of non-fiction, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, winner of the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature, and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award. In her novel Private Life, chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, she took on some of the big ideas and repercussions of twentieth century science.

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KELLY CORRIGAN

A New York Times-bestselling author (The Middle Place and Lift) and the creative mastermind behind Notes & Words. Her current bestseller, sitting pretty at #2, Glitter and Glue, will have you laughing and crying, often on the same page, and has been called "a beautiful meditation" by Wally Lamb and "a gift" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

GALLERY

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2013

PERFORMERS LaToya London, Billy Collins, Lauren Graham, Mary Roach, OSA's Vocal Rush, Goodnight Texas and G. Love & The Special Sauce



OUR HOSPITAL, RESEARCH CENTER & YOU

100% OF WHAT WE DO IS FOR THE KIDS

Back in 1912, Alameda County nurse Bertha Wright, social worker Mabel Weed, and a group of similarly civic-minded women founded the "Baby Hospital" that later became Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. They believed that every child – regardless of race, gender, or financial circumstance – deserved quality healthcare. That 100% commitment to helping make 100% of kids 100% healthy has been the mission of Children's Hospital for the past 100 years.

The practice of medicine has changed dramatically from when we first opened our doors, with remarkable advances in technology and improved delivery of healthcare services. Yet the moral and philosophical grounding of the founders' mission has remained the same for every member of the Children's Hospital team ever since.

In January 2014, Children's Hospital Oakland formalized a historic agreement with UCSF Benioff Children Hospital, establishing a fully collaborative enterprise excelling in pediatric health care, research, education, and community service. By working together, we will be able to broaden our reach and deepen our impact by:

  • Increasing our range of medical sub-specialties
  • Serving more young patients
  • Training a greater number of pediatric residents
  • Bolstering our pioneering research efforts

Our aspiration as a combined organization is to become the very best program in the world focused on children's health and well-being. Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland looks forward to continued success, but we know we can't do it alone. To help us provide a better future for children in the community and all over the world, we need people just like you.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Children's has 99% retention rate among nurses and 76% of "Best Doctors" in the Bay work here.
  • Children's is a national leader in many pediatric specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology, sports medicine, and neurosurgery.
  • Children's is one of only two solely designated California Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the region.
  • The Children's Research Institute finds causes and cures for kids in the Bay Area and around the world.
  • Children's is the only independent pediatric hospital in the Bay Area. Everything we do is kid-sized.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS




By investing in Children's Hospital Oakland, companies can have a significant impact in advancing the quality of children's health in the Bay Area and around the world.

IDOLS Nancy Rothman and Lou Lavigne

LEGENDS Signature Development Group / Rebecca and Mike Ghielmetti, Cresco Equipment Rental / Kristina and Chris Smith, Samantha and Marc Furstein, Camilla and Shahan Soghikian, Melissa Williams

ROCKSTARS Susan and James Cavalieri, Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Jackie and Jonathan Dharmapalan, Tracy and Marc Ferron, Jane and Bert Inch / Transpak Inc., Ellie and Donald Knauss, Gale and Jon Love, Ana and Ed McCracken, Karen and Thomas Mulvaney, Laura and Gregg Perloff, Roger's Family Foundation, Ereca and John Shrewsberry, Stice & Block LLP, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP


THANK YOU TO OUR IN-KIND SPONSORS



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