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Music Legend Paul Simon to Perform at Stamford Hospital’s Dream Ball

10/7/2010
 

STAMFORD, CT - October 7, 2010

In a show of support for quality healthcare, Grammy Award-winning music legend Paul Simon will be a special guest at Stamford Hospital's Dream Ball on Saturday, November 6. The celebrated musician and songwriter will treat attendees to a two-man acoustical guitar session of songs from his musical past and present.  
 
Mr. Simon, a New Canaan resident, joins guests at this year's Dream Ball in support of Stamford Hospital's mission to bring quality healthcare to the region.  Mr. Simon joins a growing list of celebrities that have appeared at the function including Brian Williams of NBC's "Nightly News and Dr. Mehmet Oz of "The Dr. Oz Show." All proceeds from the event will benefit the Hospital's healthcare programs and services.
 
Mr. Simon has long had a passion for providing healthcare to the underserved - a commitment he has in common with Stamford Hospital, his local hospital.  He is the co-founder of the Children's Health Fund (CHF), which provides healthcare to poor and indigent children around the U.S. through mobile medical vans. He has also raised money for healthcare organizations such as amfAR and Autism Speaks.
 
"We are thrilled to have Mr. Simon join us at this year's Dream Ball," said H. Darrell Harvey, co-chairman of the Stamford Hospital Foundation.  "We all know that Mr. Simon has long used his voice to improve the world around him.  It is especially gratifying to know that he and Stamford Hospital share a common goal - to increase access to quality healthcare.  He is a great example of a celebrity who is putting his immense talent to use for the greater good."
 
Dream Ball attendees will dine, dance and donate in the intimate, black-tie gala event at Stamford Hospital's Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court in Stamford on Saturday, November 6 from 6 p.m. to midnight.  Proceeds from the event will support Stamford Hospital's mission to provide quality healthcare to the region.
 
Dreamer tickets cost $350 per person.  Groups can sponsor a table of 10 at the following sponsorship levels: Event Patron at $5,000, Majestic Sponsorship (with a full-page ad in the event guide) at $10,000, and Grand Sponsorship (with a Gold full-page ad) at $25,000.  RSVP at (203) 276-2554 or kpollak@stamfordhospital.org.  For more information, visit www.dreamball.org
 
Stamford Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Stamford Hospital, seeks to obtain philanthropic resources on a sustaining and endowment basis for the support of Stamford Hospital, the regional center for health.