Paul Simon To Perform At Star-Studded Charity Gig -
Paul Simon - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Simon - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Simon To Perform At Star-Studded Charity Gig

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on September 14, 2012

in News

For the last quarter century, Paul Simon has been quietly watching over a charity he founded with Dr. Irwin Redlener with the Children’s Health Fund.

Paul Simon - image By Ros O'Gorman

Paul Simon - image By Ros O'Gorman

The fund is used to provide “health care to the nation’s most medically underserved children”.

Over the years, Simon has held a number of charity concerts and benefits and has spoken for the fund with government officials in Washington. He also travelled with the CHF team to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The singer is really going to town with the 25th Anniversary Children’s Benefit Concert which will be held on October 4 at Radio City Music Hall. He has lined up a number of celebrity couples to speak and perform during the event including:

  • Ruben Blades and Luba Mason
  • Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
  • Amy Grant and Vince Gill
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
  • Sting and Trudie Styler
  • James Taylor and Caroline Taylor
  • Stevie Wonder and Aisha Morris
  • Paul, himself and Edie Brickell
  • Steve Martin
  • Additional surprise guests
Hosting a pre-show VIP event will be Julianne Moore and Children’s Health Fund board member Jane Pauley.
In addition, the Founders Award will be presented to Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol and the Corporate Award to Dr. David Pullman, President of Global Manufacturing and Supply for GlaxoSmithKline.

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