New date announced for Haiti benefit at Museum of Appalachia


NORRIS, Tenn. (SUBMITTED) -- The Museum of Appalachia is hosting a Benefit Concert on Friday evening, February 5, 2010, from 7-10 PM. The "Help for Haiti" concert, originally scheduled for Saturday, January 30, was postponed due to weather related issues over the weekend. The concert will be featuring local musicians including; Back Row Boys, Big Boy Band, Carroll Hollow, Elaine Graham, Jennifer and Lopez, Joyful Noise, Just Krossing, Liz and Tim, and The Hotshot Freight Train. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door for Partners In Health, an organization that has been providing health care in Haiti for over twenty years.

Founded in 1987, Partners in Health's mission has been to strengthen the public health infrastructure in Haiti. The earthquake that occurred on January 12, 2010, in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, caused massive devastation to the city and has placed a huge demand on the Partners In Health clinics, 9 total, on Haiti's Central Plateau.

Their flagship clinic Zanmi Lasante ("Partners In Health" in Haitian
Kreyol) ranks as one of the largest nongovernmental health care providers in Haiti. Partners In Health co-founders include Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl, daughter of actress Patricia Neal, raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.

For further information, please contact Kindra Nathan, or call 494-7336

(Submitted by Kindra Nathan, a Norris resident who helped coordinated the event.)

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