Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Roar of the Greasepaint.

This one is dedicated to those people who live in the Los Angeles area, or who plan to be there on July 8th. Occidental College, in East Los Angeles, does terrific theater for kids, and that month will be doing that marvelous children's standard "Dracula and the Beanstalk".

Okay, it's a little off the beaten theatrical path, but they do excellent productions for children up to the age of eleven or twelve. It's a fun and unusual way to spend a Saturday morning, with a quick jaunt afterwards down to Chinatown for dim sum.

Most important, the money raised from the July 8th show will go towards a highly worthy cause. My friend Amy's son Soren was diagnosed at six months of age with a seizure disorder called Infantile Spasms. Two years later, after multiple drug treatments and two trips to the Dominican Republic for stem cell treatments, he is finally seizure-free, but is currently at the level of development of a four month-old. They are raising money for another trip and stem cell treatment.

You and your family will have a good time at the theater; the Rogers family will have another chance for their son.

3 Comments:

Anonymous rebecca said...

Quinn,

Amazing, I got an email from another LA Eastsider about this fundraiser. Daughter and I will certainly be there.

I forwarded that other email to my Moms group, and several women can't go but want to contribute. Do you know how they do that?

Surely, other readers of the QC report might like this info too.....

8:25 PM  
Blogger Quinn Cummings said...

Good point, Rebecca. For those people generously inclined but not able to attend the event, go to http://www.minipip.com/soren.html; you can either send a check or you can do it through PayPal.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent a check to her blog, but the
really awful thing is that they must go to a small poor country to
get the medical help, that should
be availabe in the U>S>

3:52 PM  

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