Charity Organization, Children Helping Children Treat Patients of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children to a Special Musical Concert
On Saturday, January 9th, a group of twelve children from Long Island entertained the young patients of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children with a spectacular musical concert that floored both patients and staff at the bayside inpatient facility.
The concert, performed by children ages 12-17, was sponsored by Children Helping Children, an international musical charity organization founded by Jourdan Urbach, a former graduate of Roslyn High School. Children Helping Children sponsors musical performances and benefit gala’s for pediatric patients in hospitals and medical facilities, and helps to raise funds and awareness for neurological disease research.
Their on-site performances are a way of bringing the sounds of music to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy concerts, like St. Mary’s kids who are challenged by a broad spectrum of conditions, including complications of premature birth, chronic health issues, and serious injury and accidents.
“Music is the true universal language, uniting all ages, races, nationalities and cultures. Music expresses feelings that require no words,” said Scott Feiner of Children Helping Children. “Listening to the young performers and watching the young patients was an experience that will be treasured by all who participated.”
The group of young performers loved visiting with St. Mary’s kids so much, that they’ve already scheduled another performance for this spring.
“It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, the young performers, or the children of St. Mary’s,” remarked Scott.