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Longwood Symphony Orchestra Concert to Benefit Art in Giving

 Longwood Symphony Orchestra is collaborating with Art in Giving, enabling people to support the arts in several ways.  Through this new partnership, everyone can give the gift of tickets to the Longwood Symphony, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Art in Giving.  A concert will be given to benefit Art in Giving on June 9th.  Please e-mail Heather Campbell at hcampbell@artingiving.com to sponsor or purchase tickets.



Concert to Benefit the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation

A free concert for children and families will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 2:30 pm at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street.  Enjoy lively, child-friendly musical selections, including the classic Peter and the Wolf performed by the Ariel Quintet, five New England Conservatory graduates who are combining their interests in music, medicine, and children.  The concert is in honor of the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation (www.rachelmollymarkofffoundation.org) dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer and helping families cope with childhood cancer.





Susan Strachan, Judy Harris, Marna Kennedy



Dress for a Cause to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Boston-based designer Sara Campbell and children’s boutiques Kenzie Kids and K Girl present the 3rd annual Dress for a Cause to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the Wellesley Country Club. The evening will be emceed by WCVB-TV’s Susan Wornick, and features a fashion show, cocktail reception, expert-led scotch tasting, and a premiere silent auction.

“Hosting Dress for a Cause here is a wonderful way to continue our local involvement with St. Jude, as well as educating people on the amazing work that is done every day at the Hospital.” says Sara Campbell. A life-long supporter of St. Jude, Campbell will present items from current and upcoming seasons.

Local celebrity media personalities and their daughters will be taking the runway to model some of the latest fashion trends. In addition, St. Jude patient father, Ian, will share his touching story of how St. Jude saved his son’s life.

Tickets for the event begin at $150 for an individual and $250 for a couple. All proceeds from the evening will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.stjude.org/dressforacause or call 617.965.5262.

About Sara Campbell

Designer Sara Campbell offers her signature line, Sara Campbell, through her seven retail locations along with specialty retailers nationwide. The collection features a mix of classic silhouettes with a modern-day touch… dresses, pants, and novelty tops that offer comfortable style. Her boutiques offer the customer a collection full of color and detail, along with accessories and gifts that reflect her youthful spirit and more feminine approach to everyday items. Retail locations: Beacon Hill, Concord, Hingham, Nantucket, Newport, South End, and Wellesley. For more information, visit www.saracampbell.com or call 617.423.3134.

About Kenzie Kids

For over 25 years, Kenzie Kids has offered Boston area families a unique selection of fine clothing, shoes, and gifts for young children. It’s a one-of-a kind store, owned by Estelle Colgan, who believes that children benefit when they learn how to select clothing styles that are appropriate for their age, family budget, and the occasions they attend. Known for carrying a wide assortment from baby’s first swaddle wraps to glamorous special occasion dresses, Kenzie Kids is a store filled with brands that aren’t seen everywhere.

About K Girl

Kgirl was launched three years ago in response to requests from older girls who wanted to shop in a space without “baby clothing.” Kgirl gives tweens and teens a shop of their own. It offers a sophisticated environment where the merchandise mix is both casual and dressy and the selection is hip, distinct, and wearable. While moms are shopping for their girls, they also find things for themselves! Kgirl buyers pay close attention to what’s trending; they represent lines that are “of-the-moment” while maintaining a selection of special timeless pieces that can be worn for years.

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit www.stjude.org.