Saturday, October 04, 2003

We are inviting people to Aunt Abby's house for a concert for the Hope for Henry Foundation. This is what we are going to send out.

This benefit concert, on what would have been Henry's 8th birthday, launches the Hope for Henry Foundation which will improve the lives and nurture the spirits of children and families living with Fanconi anemia and other life-threatening illnesses. The Foundation will continue to spread the magic that Henry brought to the world during his short life.

Please join us as we welcome recording artist Cindy Bullens for this stop on her "living room" tour. Cindy first broke onto the scene back in the 70's as a backup singer with Elton John, appearing on his monster hit, "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart."

In 1978, Cindy was nominated for a Grammy Award for her vocal performance on the Grease film soundtrack. She was nominated for a Grammy in 1979, for her own single "Survivor".

Later in her career, Cindy lost her 11 year old daughter Jessie and was inspired to release an album entitled Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, which is described as "a heart-rendered requiem for Bullens' young daughter who died of cancer in 1996, though it's largely about hope for the living. .... Bonnie Raitt and Beth Nielsen Chapman sing along on the soulful anthem "Gotta Believe in Something," and Bryan Adams guests on the title track; Lucinda Williams, Benmont Tench, and Rodney Crowell also contribute. Bullens' voice and guitar simply chime with hope throughout the album. She has never sounded better."

Because this is an intimate "living room" performance, space is limited. We ask that you contribute a minimum of $100 per couple to attend.

Like PaPa Sy said at Rosh Hashanah dinner, you'll be in the room with us.

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