Want an evening of meaning and talent? If so, get ready to shout “Bravo” as more than 150 children entertain and raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the 6th annual Tower of Talent at the Byers Theatre at City Springs. The event showcases some of Atlanta’s most talented children, ages 6 to 21, “with kids helping kids” as they perform, sing and entertain in this inspirational concert.
The concert’s vision is credited to Michael Greenbaum, CEO and founder of Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits, along with his wife Anne, who have supported this uplifting evening and underwritten it so every dollar benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Music Therapy Program.
Michael Greenbaum shared his reasons for supporting this program. “My passion for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is inspired by the generations of my family.
My father was always a charitable man, and he taught me how important it was to give back to the community we live in. When my grandchildren were born, it made me reflect on how lucky I was to have them in my life. All three are happy and healthy, and I know the work Children’s does to try and make that a reality for every child that comes through its doors.
“I’ve been able to see firsthand the miracles that are done with the Music Therapy program at Children’s. Music inspires people and helps with so many things you wouldn’t think about. I’m so proud of the kids who dedicate their time to helping other children through their music. This is a show you won’t want to miss! These kids are truly extraordinary. Their talent is as big as their hearts!”
Co-chairs for the concert include Jody Franco, Drs. Marianne and Stephen Garber, Susie and Joey Moskowitz, Judy Paul, Leigh and Michael Schiff and Linda Suvalsky. In addition, Ed Harris, who previously served as a co-chair, has been brought on board as producer to take the event to the next level, along with Lynn Stallings of Atlanta Workshop Players.
Harris said, “I’m delighted to be involved in Tower of Talent’s outstanding mission to provide important funds for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and bring my decades of producing shows to such a wonderful cause. The show is very special with so many talented children giving their hearts and time to help those in need reach their dreams. I’m proud to be a part of this fulfilling event.”
The entire evening is sponsored and presented by Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits and Tower Lights and this year plans to surpass the $2 million mark, donating every dollar to this important cause. Some of the kids appearing in the show are patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, but every talented young performer wants to help other children live their dreams.
As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is also one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than 1 million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics and 27 neighborhood locations.
According to Melisa Morrow, Children’s community development officer, “We are so thankful for the support that our patients and families at Children’s have received the past six years from Tower of Talent and the community that supports this wonderful event benefiting our Music Therapy Program. We thank the Greenbaums and Tower for partnering with us to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow.”
To purchase tickets and get additional information, visit www.choa.org/toweroftalent.
Robyn Spizman Gerson is executive producer of Tower of Talent and its “Ambassador of Smiles.” She is also a New York Times best-selling author and media personality.