TFISH intern Lauren Kam is making a difference her own way. Lauren has been playing the violin since she was four years old and this Sunday, she is combining her passion for music with her passion for helping others. Along with the support of her mother and sisters, Lauren is holding a free benefit concert with some of her peers. All donations collected at the event will go towards Little Red Scarf, a TFISH non-profit provides financial and social support for the treatment of poor rural children with congenital heart.
In preparation for this event, Lauren's mother has been driving her around town, buying supplies for the day of the event and dropping her off to talk to local business owners for sponsorships. Her sisters Beth and Emily personally created cards to give away as gifts for the concert. Emily who is interested in graphic design, made all the flyers, invitations, and concert programs for the event.
This summer, Lauren plans to personally donate this money to the LIttle Red Scarf hospital in Gansu, China. She hopes to fund surgeries for 3 recipients, and would need to raise a total of $6000 for this campaign. Though it is considered a difficult goal to reach in a short amount of time, she believes that setting the aim high will challenge those who are able to give, to contribute more. "We live in an incredibly wealthy area, and it's not that much money for this Silicon valley community to raise," Lauren said. "I want as many people involved as possible in this amazing work."
This concert will be free of charge, and will consist of musical pieces hand selected by the performers. Come out for a free night of classical music in Los Altos! RSVP: http://www.tfishfund.org/rsvp.html
If you can't make it and would like to contribute to Lauren's goals: http://bit.ly/1nUM1Kz
Think of a way to reach out to your community? To start your OWN campaign: http://bit.ly/1uptPZ8
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