This year’s Notes & Words: Benefit For UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland event will be held at Fox Theater Oakland on Saturday, May 13th. It will feature both writers and musicians on stage, this year including musicians Daveed Diggs, The Head and the Heart, and Vocal Rush and writers Michael Lewis, Calvin Trillin, and writer Kelly Corrigan. The Oakland School for the Arts Chamber Choir will also perform. Notes & Words is an annual benefit concert created to support the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland provides the highest quality medical care to children throughout California.
Tickets for this event can be purchased via Another Planet and Ticketmaster: LINK
If you cannot attend, you can still support the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland via donations to their website – you can learn more about the event and their mission at www.notesandwords.org:
You can check out my review of last year’s event here: LINK
Here is a special message from the organizers of the event:
Top Seven Reasons to Attend Notes & Words
- See Daveed Diggs before he becomes a superstar. The actor-vocalist has already won Grammy and Tony Awards for Hamilton. But he’s about to hit it even bigger!
- Up your indie cred. The Head and the Heart will enchant you with their gorgeous folksy vocals. An added bonus?
- Be blown away by the talent of local youth. The dynamic vocals and beat-box rhythms of Oakland School for the Art’s a cappella ensemble Vocal Rush will amaze you.
- Feel a little Oscar buzz. Local author Michael Lewis has a knack for writing bestsellers (The Blind Side, Moneyball, The Big Short) that end up as Academy Award-winning films.
- Enjoy a much-needed laugh. Acclaimed satirist and prolific writer Calvin Trillin brings his signature brand of cynical wit to the stage.
- Be inspired. Prepare to have you heart warmed and your curiosity ignited by author Kelly Corrigan (who has a popular new KQED radio show).
But most importantly…
7. Every dollar raised at Notes & Words helps us provide expert, compassionate medical care — whatever a child’s challenges, whatever their families’ means.
We hope to see you there!
More about UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland:
100 YEARS STRONG AND COUNTING
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 we know today as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. They believed that every child – regardless of race, gender, or financial circumstance – deserved quality healthcare.
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 UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland team ever since.
We look 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.
DID YOU KNOW?
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Oakland is one of only five American College of Surgeons Pediatric Level 1 trauma centers.
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in nine pediatric specialties.
- More than 3,500 doctors, nurses, researchers and other dedicated staff care for over 75,000 patients each year at the Oakland campus.
- Our patients reflect the diversity of California: last year, we provided translation services to families in more than 55 languages.
- We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to all children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
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