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November 15 , 2007
 

PapaCarl’s Jam for Life

Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for Penn Transplant House,Gift of Life Donor Program

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 98,000 people nationwide are awaiting an organ transplant – nearly 4,000 of them in the Philadelphia area. Some patients wait for years to be matched with a new organ, tethered to dialysis machines or confined to hospital beds. But a shortage of donors means thousands of them die each year while waiting.

 

   
WHAT:

PapaCarl’s Jam for Life, to benefit the Penn Transplant House and the Gift of Life Donor Program.

WHO:

Host Carl Anderson, a musician who received a liver and kidney transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004

The Lisa Bouchelle Band, fresh from touring with Blues Traveler

The Ernie White Band

Tom Reock, the John Busnell Band, the Paul Plumeri Blues Band, Joe Zook and many other musical acts.

 

WHERE & WHEN :

Joseph’s Grille

1033 Bellevue Ave.

Langhorne, PA 19047

Sunday, November 18, 2007

1 PM to 6 PM

 

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