San Diego, CA, January 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Vision of Children Foundation (VOC), a non-profit organization focused on finding a cure for hereditary childhood blindness, today announced that the Fab Four, the ultimate Beatles tribute, will be performing at its annual benefit concert on May 2, 2009. The concert will be held in the state-of-the-art Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall located in Sorrento Valley.
“We are so excited that the Fab Four have agreed to perform at our Concert for a Cure,” said Sam Hardage, Chairman and founder of the Vision of Children Foundation. “They will be helping us raise much needed funding to continue research on hereditary vision disorders, an area which is under-represented and under-funded. Results from gene therapy trials completed last year were positive and it feels like a cure is within our reach. Just ‘imagine’ that.”
The Beatles-themed evening promises to deliver a groovy time. Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres will be served in an electrifying sixties atmosphere to build up the right vibe for the concert that is sure to rock the house. The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences around the world, including Japan, Malaysia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil and includes record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun,” and "Hey Jude."
Tickets are on sale now. Go to the VOC website (http://www.visionofchildren.org/) for more information. In addition, there are several sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Michelle Pius, VOC Development Director, to discuss how you can support this exciting event (858-799-0723 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Vision of Children
Established in 1991, the Vision of Children (VOC) Foundation’s mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and vision disorders, and to improve the quality of life of visually impaired individuals and their families. More than 850,000 children in the United States suffer from visual impairments and VOC is the only international, non-profit foundation that funds genetic vision research and facilitates communication between the families, educators, healthcare professionals and researchers who care for these children. Currently, VOC supports 23 researchers at 12 institutions worldwide. With human gene therapy trials underway and initial results that are positive, the promise of a cure literally is within sight. Now more than ever, the Vision of Children Foundation remains fully committed to enabling thousands of children to see and better participate in the world around them. For more information, visit http://www.visionofchildren.org/