James Redford Brings the Share the Beat Event to
--Annual fundraising concert benefits The American Society of Transplantation and
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - August 31, 2010 - The American Society of Transplantation (AST) and James Redford will host the seventh annual Share the Beat® event, benefiting the AST endowment and the Redford AnimAction Project: It’s A RAP!, an educational program dedicated to raising organ donation awareness. This year’s event will take place at the
“We take Share the Beat on the road to a different city each year in order to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation,” states
James Denton will take a night off from his role as Mike Delfino on the hit television series “Desperate Housewives” to host the event. He’ll be accompanied by several musical guests who will take the stage and perform for the crowd. Guests at previous Share the Beat events have included Tim McGraw, Robert Redford, John Williams conducting the Boston Pops, Phil Vassar and Bo Bice.
“I met James [Redford] at Sundance in 2006 and was immediately struck by his passion and commitment to this cause,” states
Throughout the night, several people who have been affected by the power of transplantation will share their personal stories, including James Redford, who received a life-saving liver transplant in 1993, and Reg Green, whose 7-year-old son Nicholas was killed in
"James [Redford] and Reg are wonderful ambassadors for organ donation," states AST President Dr. Maryl Johnson. "Organ donation not only impacts transplant recipients and their loved ones, it can also offer grieving families a sense of pride that their loved ones saved others in need."
Tickets to the event start at $55 and can be purchased at www.sharethebeat.org.
The American Society of Transplantation is an international organization of transplant professionals who are dedicated to research, education, advocacy and patient care in transplant science and medicine. The Society comprises more than 3,200 transplant physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals.
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