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.
We can't yet announce our headliner for 2014 but we think you will be psyched when you hear who it is. Announcement in March.
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.
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.
PERFORMERS LaToya London, Billy Collins, Lauren Graham, Mary Roach, OSA's Vocal Rush, Goodnight Texas and G. Love & The Special Sauce
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:
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.
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 Kelly Corrigan and Edward Lichty, Laura and Thomas Clydesdale, Gale and Jon Love, Karen and Thomas Mulvaney, Laura and Gregg Perloff, Sonya and Darren Schroeder, Susan and James Cavalieri, Tracy and Marc Ferron, Ana and Ed McCracken