CARMEL VALLEY 12-YEAR OLD SINGS OUT
WITH OTHERS FOR A CURE FOR ALS
BENEFIT CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 11, 2013
• ONLINE AUCTION RUNS JANUARY 25 - FEBRUARY 5
The premise behind the “Striking A Chord” Benefit Concert was
conceived by local Carmel Valley resident, 12-year old Megan Spector, whose Aunt Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS about
3 years ago. Currently there is no cure, and the life expectancy of ALS patients is tragically short, 2-5 years, but Megan’s aunt is determined to
win in her fight with ALS.
With the message of hope leading the way, singers from across the
United States will join together to participate in the benefit concert where 100% of the proceeds will go to the ALS Association of San
Diego (ALSA-SD). Concert proceeds will support finding a cure for this terrible disease, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease,
named after the famous New York Yankee’s baseball star.
Megan has reached out to the local San Diego music community
and beyond, and has received a welcomed response from exceptional singers who plan on participating.
The concert will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at The Irwin M.
Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive, in San Diego, CA. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning theater critic and arts writer, Pat
Launer, the event will feature talented singers and performers from across the United States. Jason Chase, who has directed numerous
productions in the US and Europe, will be the Musical Director.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, with Premiere
Reserved Seating available to Angel Donors who contribute $100 or more. Tickets may be purchased through the ALSA-SD via phone at 858-271-5547 or online at
To make the event an even greater success, there will also be an Online Silent Auction running from
January 25-February 5. The Auction features something for everyone, from Valentines to sports
enthusiasts and everything in between. Like the concert tickets, 100% of the proceeds from the
Silent Auction will be donated to ALSA-SD. Donations are tax deductible. You can find the Auction
To see the first hand impact of ALS, you can view an inspirational video about Megan’s Aunt
Marjie at www.hopeheARTbyMadison.com. It was created by Megan’s cousin Madison Silver, who’s
also doing all she can to help fight ALS too. Unfortunately, ALS is a progressive disease and Megan’s
aunt’s condition has worsened since this video was made about a year ago. For more information, please visit: