A Concert For Hope featuring Jill Sobule
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Princeton Eye Group Announces Benefit Concert on November 12, 2019
Concert Headlined by Singer/Songwriter Jill Sobule at Hopewell Theatre In Hopewell, NJ On November 12, 2019
Singer Songwriter Jill Sobule will headline a benefit concert at the Hopewell Theatre located in Hopewell, New Jersey on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00pm.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Kibuye Hope Project (https://vimeo.com/103554862/), a teaching hospital in one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, Burundi, Africa. Specifically, funds raised will be used to help them bring the first retinal surgeon to the country of roughly 11 million people. Our needs for this type of specialty are so great and pressing reports John Cropsey, MD, who has dedicated his life to creating a self sustaining ophthalmology training program in Burundi. Every day is a fight for survival and diseases like Retinoblastoma which has a 97% cure rate in the US, has a 70% mortality rate here in Africa and even higher in Burundi. We are working to turn that around. (https://vimeo.com/246626173). Dr. Cropsey trained at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and along with his wife and 3 kids, has been living and working in Africa since finishing his residency in 2009. All concert proceeds will support his incredible work in this impoverished but vibrant nation.
Jill Sobule is an American singer-songwriter who first caught mainstream attention with her 1995 song I Kissed a Girl the first song about same-sex romance to crack the Billboard Top 20. Her folk inflected compositions alternate between ironic, story-driven character studies and emotive ballads, a duality reminiscent of Warren Zevon, Harry Nilsson, Harry Chapin and Randy Newman. Autobiographical elements, including her adolescent battles with anorexia and depression, frequently occur in her writings.
Nostalgia Kills, her most recent album, hailed by The New York Times as grown-up music for an adolescent age, turns her warm wit and poets eye on herself more than ever before, revisiting moments from throughout her life that made her into the person she is today. Its an especially poignant look back at childhood exorcising some junior high school demons, as she puts it.
Supporting Jill Sobule will be performances by Project One, a New Jersey based band that includes Princeton Eye Group ophthalmologist Dr. John Epstein on guitar. Other members of Project One include John Kelly (another Princeton Eye Group Employee), Art Stephano, Scott Belgard, and John Ferrigno. Project One performs an eclectic mix of innovative original blues, reggae, country and crushing rock music. Opening the night will be a band led by Princeton Eye Group's Dr. Michael Wong, an accomplished pianist. Dr. Epstein and his children Justin and Madeline will accompany him along with Princeton Eye Group Employees John Kelly and Katelyn Malik. John Ferrigno will round out the group on drums.
"Our goal for this very special night is for all to have a blast while at the same time bringing some much needed awareness and money to the situation in Burundi, says Dr. Epstein. "All of my colleagues are of the same mindset, namely, to give back and help others. Eye care in Africa, especially in smaller rural countries, is barely existent. We aim to help.
This benefit concert is the brainchild of the doctors of Princeton Eye Group as part of their mission and commitment to give back, which they refer to as Princeton Eye Group Cares.
If you would like to make a donation by check to the Kibuye Eye Clinic, please make checks out to "Serge" (in the memo section, write: "Kibuye Eye Clinic #19171") and mailed to:
Hugh Miller c/o Hollyrock/Miller
4436 Route 27
PO Box 541
Kingston, NJ 08528-0541
For more information contact Hugh Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Princeton Eye Group
Princeton Eye Group, www.princetoneyegroup.com, is New Jerseys premier eye care group, serving all of central New Jersey with patients visiting from all over the country. Doctors Stephen Felton, Michael Wong, Richard Wong, David Reynolds, Anita Medziak, Samuel Liu, John Epstein, Suzanne Jadico, Sarah Kuchar and Peter Murr, and their colleagues, have successfully thousands of patients in all aspects of eye care, from routine checkups to cataract and LASIK surgery. Having received their training at top medical and schools they continue to pioneer new procedures, train and mentor other doctors, and provide pro bono services to communities in need.
Hopewell Theater (View)
5 South Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ 08525
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