Thursday, April 11, 2013

Peter Yarrow Benefit Concert

As some of you may recall, Ezra's all-time favorite song is Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. Since he was a baby, we've rocked him to sleep singing Puff, and if we dared to sing something else, we were promptly reprimanded with a nudge or a cry. Once he could strum a guitar, Puff was his favorite tune to play. And when he was in the hospital during transplant, he would belt out Puff, swinging his IV lines to the beat, while the music therapists played along.

Well, Peter Yarrow learned about Ezra's love of all things Puff (and other PP&M songs) from his grandparents at a recent book signing. When Peter heard about Ezra's situation, he immediately volunteered to hold a benefit concert to raise funds for Gift of Life in hopes of finding Ezra's match.

Thanks to Peter's generosity, An Afternoon with Peter Yarrow Benefit Concert for Gift of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 PM at the Highline Ballroom in NYC. This will be a child-friendly concert and we hope that you will come out with your children and grandchildren to enjoy a great concert for a critically important cause.

Tickets can be purchased through the Highline website at

An anonymous donor has offered to match the first $5,000 in ticket sales, so please buy your tickets soon! We are very grateful to the Highline Ballroom for donating such an incredible space for the concert.

If you belong to a community organization or other group where you can share the information on the concert, please help us spread the word. If you need any additional information, please contact Ruth Miller at

We hope to see you at this fun event!