Upstate News

November 22, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Holiday concert to benefit University Hospital’s CARE Program Dec. 3

Some of the area’s most popular entertainers will perform at “Sounds of the Season,” a holiday concert to be held at the Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. 570-WSYR is sponsoring the event for the second consecutive year to benefit University Hospital’s CARE (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program.

Among those scheduled to perform are Nancy Kelly, the Stan Colella Orchestra, Dan Elliott, Five to Life, Amanda Newhouse Carnie and the Phoenix Firebird High School Chorus. Tickets are $11 and may be purchased at Peter’s Groceries, the Landmark Theatre Box Office and TicketMaster.

The only program of its kind in central New York, the CARE Program provides comprehensive care for children who may have been victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect.

“Statistics show that more than one million children are victims of substantiated abuse or neglect annually in the United States, half a million suffer serious injuries, and one thousand die at the hands of their abusers,” notes Ann Botash, M.D., director of the CARE Program and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. “We were delighted when WSYR agreed to sponsor a holiday concert again this year. Proceeds from the event will enable us to expand our services and to continue to raise community awareness of the issue of child abuse.”

Joel Delmonico, general manager of WSYR Radio, notes, “WSYR Radio is committed to increasing awareness of child abuse. It is a topic that makes many of us uncomfortable, but it is a reality in our community just as it is in communities across the country. The response to last year’s concert was wonderful and we hope that the public will once again support this worthwhile event while enjoying the music of some of our area’s most talented performers.”

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