Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Join us in the fight against ALS with JAZZ!

Join us in the fight against ALS with JAZZ!

Save the date!  Sunday, January 29th, at 3:30PM at First United Methodist Church Pasadena will host a special jazz concert featuring FUMC Combo, LACHSA Combo, Polytech Jazz Band, Thursday Morning Little Big Band and more, for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of our very own Hajime Miyasaka.

This concert is FREE and Open to the Public supported by your freewill offering. Proceeds and your tax deductible donations will go to support the ALS Guardian Angels Foundation, which supports thousands of patients and their families in their struggles with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS.

Most of the musicians donating their services for the concert are professional musicians (or coached by professional musicians) and credits include Woody Herman, Count Basie, NBC Orchestra, Brian Setzer, Pat Martino, Bernard Purdee, Michael Jackson,and many, many more.
They will be playing jazz from a variety of genres and styles, from originals to standards and classics.

ALS is a debilitating disease which affects more than 5,600 people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with it each year and more than 30,000 Americans may have the disease at any given time.  Worse yet, ALS can strike anyone, without care to racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries.*

Come out and enjoy a great concert for an even greater cause to raise awareness of ALS and help support those who struggle with it every day. 

January 29th, 2012 - 3:30PM
First United Methodist Church Sanctuary
500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena Ca 91101

For more info, contact Marilynne Kennedy at pasadenaflowers@yahoo.com or contact the church office at 626-796-0157 or by email at office@fumcpasadena.org

*Data from the ALS Association 

First United Methodist Church Pasadena is a Reconciling Community Church in the Heart of Downtown Pasadena.  We intentionally welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental capacity, education, and socioeconomic or marital status.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry we have an unchangeable conflict Sunday afternoon. Break a leg, jazz musicians! Thanks for supporting Hajime and ALS Guardian Angels.

    Another Pasadena event coming up that I hear will be supporting finding a cure for ALS (per the artist's widow) will be on Sunday March 4 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art very near FUMC. Richard Bunkall was an amazing artist who died in 2009 of ALS. A book of his works will be released on March 4.
    Here's what the Museum Web site says: "Sunday,
    March 4, 2012

    Discussion on Richard Bunkall

    Join curator Peter Frank and artists Kenton Nelson and Ray Turner as they discuss the life and art of Richard Bunkall, followed by a book launch and wine & cheese gathering.

    RSVP: 626.568.3665 x17"

    Home page of the Museum is www.pmcaonline.org
    We hope to see some FUMC family for the book launch.

    All best for this Sunday's concert, Grace Danziger