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MEDIA ADVISORY: Notes & Words 2014, May 3, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre
to Benefit UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
WHAT: Celebrated writers and talented
musicians will join together on May 3rd for the fifth annual Notes & Words benefit at Oakland’s
historic Paramount Theatre. To date,
this evening of spoken word and live music, has raised over $3.5 million dollars
for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
This year’s incredible talent line-up is expected to help make 2014 the
most successful event in its five-year history.
WHO: Renowned musicians and
New York Times best-selling authors including:
- Author Jim Gaffigan (Dad is
Fat, “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”, “17 Again”);
- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley (A Thousand Acres, Private Life); and
- Three-time New York Times bestselling-author Kelly Corrigan (Glitter and Glue, Lift and The Middle Place).
- Bay Area live music favorite, Midtown Social
- Young a capella phenoms Vocal Rush
- A surprise musical guest!
WHEN: Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7
WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway,
MORE INFORMATION: Tickets for Notes
& Words are available online at www.notesandwords.org. Each ticket includes a
tax-deductible contribution with all proceeds going to UCSF Benioff Children’s
Hospital Oakland. Tickets at $1,000 and
above include an exclusive VIP party sponsored by AirBnB.
About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (formerly Children’s Hospital
& Research Center Oakland) is a premier, not-for-profit medical center
for children in Northern California, and is
the only hospital in the East Bay 100% devoted to pediatrics. UCSF Benioff Oakland
affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco on January 1,
2014. UCSF Benioff Oakland is a national
leader in many pediatric specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology,
cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. The hospital is one
of only two solely designated California Level 1 pediatric trauma centers
in the region, and has one of largest pediatric intensive care units
in Northern California. UCSF Benioff Oakland
has 190 licensed beds, over 500 physicians in 43 specialties, more than 2,600
employees, and a consolidated annual operating budget of more than $500
million. UCSF Benioff Oakland is also a
leading teaching hospital with an outstanding pediatric residency program and a
number of unique pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs.
UCSF Benioff Oakland’s research
arm, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is internationally
known for its basic and clinical research.
CHORI is at the forefront of translating research into interventions for
treating and preventing human diseases. CHORI has 250 members of its
investigative staff, a budget of about $50 million, and is ranked among the
nation’s top ten research centers for National Institutes of Health funding to
children’s hospitals. For more
information, go to www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Contact: Melinda Krigel
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland