Families Rock 'N' Roll On The Bay

March 12, 2011
Sixth Annual Bands on the Bay to Benefit Kennedy Krieger's Sturge-Weber Center

BALTIMORE, MD - Music lovers and families are invited to rock 'n' roll for a good cause at the sixth annual Bands on the Bay event Sunday, May 1, 2011. The annual fundraiser for the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute will feature music by the Doug Segree Band; Orlando Phillips, a Caribbean music steel drum musician and former lead vocalist of Caribbean music group Mama Jama; the Fitzmaurice Band; and solo artist, Adam Day. The Washington Redskins' cheerleaders will also make a special appearance.

The Cheseapeake Bay will once again be brought to life with an afternoon of live music and delicious locally made food and drinks. The event will also include a silent and live auction featuring a chance to win exclusive items such as sports and entertainment memorabilia, hand crafted items, sports tickets, and more.

Bands on the Bay is a fundraiser organized by the family of Jenna Heck, an Annapolis-area toddler born with a rare disorder called Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). SWS is most readily identifiable by a port wine birthmark on the face of those affected and also characterized by blood vessel abnormalities in the brain, skin, and eyes, which can cause countless health complications including seizures and glaucoma.

All funds raised at Bands on the Bay directly benefit the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. In the past five years, this event has raised more than $800,000 to aid in moving SWS research forward which would not have been possible otherwise.

WHAT:

2011 Bands on the Bay
A concert and auction benefiting the Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

WHEN:

Sunday, May 1, 2011 (Rain or Shine) 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Herrington on the Bay
7151 Lake Shore Drive
Rose Haven, MD 20714

COST:
Advance Ticket Sales
by April 28th
At-the-Door Ticket Sales
$75 per person $100 per person

For more information: visit www.bandsonthebay.org

Event Sponsor: Presented by the Washington Maritime Shipping Corporation

About Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Sturge-Weber Syndrome is a congenital, non-familial disorder of unknown incidence and cause and characterized by a congenital facial birthmark and neurological abnormalities. The Kennedy Krieger Institute's Hunter Nelson Sturge-Weber Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the care of patients with Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS), educating patients and families, and conducting clinical research in order to improve future treatments. For more information, visit www.sturgeweber.kennedykrieger.org.

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Jamie Watt, Profiles, Inc.
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