Composer and pianist Keiko Matsui plans to kick off a campaign benefiting The National Marrow Donor Program. The campaign includes a series of concerts and a benefit EP.
The first concert benefiting the campaign will take place July 28 at Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, Calif. Along with a portion of ticket sales, the National Marrow Program will receive all profits from Gift of Life, a four-song EP available at select retailers and at 2,200 Good Neighbor Pharmacy locations. The campaign focuses on raising awareness about the worldwide need for marrow donors, especially in Asian, African-American and Hispanic communities.
“We may all be a missing piece to the puzzle. The more of us who register as donors, the greater the chance of finding a match for someone greatly in need,” Matsui explains on her Web site. “Donors can give the gift of life…we can truly make a difference around the world.”
For more information check out www.keikomatsui.com or www.marrow.org.