Holiday Concert to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Presented by Amaras Art Alliance
December 10, 2011
For more information: Diane Nahabedian 617-943-3732 HOLIDAY CONCERT TO BENEFIT JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION Union Church, in the Waban section of Newton, is the setting for a joyous Holiday Concert to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Saturday evening, December 10 at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Amaras Art Alliance of Watertown, MA the concert will be filled with Broadway tunes, classical melodies, the latest pop music, and of course holiday favorites. And for all those who just can’t resist singing - a sing along for all to enjoy. The concert will feature 17 year old tenor Alex Carroll, a person with Type I diabetes, who will host and perform along with pop singer Danielle Starz; baritone, Carl Wrubel; pianist, William Merrill; and the Kranial Kandy Band. “I want to be part of a world that lives without diabetes,” says Carroll. “I hope that through my efforts as a singer and actor I can bring attention to the need for more research for Diabetes. I am so pleased that along with the other performers we can help JDRF continue their amazing work.” The aim of Amaras Art Alliance is to promote the rich cultures of the people’s all over the world as well as to facilitate the exchange of ideas and expressions between cultures through performances, exhibits, lectures, publications, children’s art camp, youth cultural travel tours and funding of special programs. Amaras creates opportunities for people to observe, get involved and enjoy the traditions of all cultures,- from folk to the fine arts. The organization invites everyone to join the voyage. The mission of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is to find a cure for diabetes through the support of research. JDRF is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while we advance toward a cure. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has funded more than $1.5 billion in research. In FY2010 alone, JDRF provided more than $107 million for type 1 diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In FY2010, JDRF funded research projects in 19 countries, including more than 40 human clinical trials. For tickets and information go to amarasonline.com or call 617-331-0426. All tickets are $15, and all proceeds go directly to JDRF. For directions to the Union Church, please visit their website at ucw.org. We invite everyone to join us for this concert.