September 30, 2005

Street party to benefit children

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Arpad Vass, Ph.D.
photo by Dana Johnson

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will present its 2nd Annual We Care for Kids Day, on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2-5 p.m. at the corner of Blakemore Avenue and Natchez Trace. This free street party and concert is planned, once again, to celebrate Middle Tennessee children and the community.

The event is made possible again this year by the generosity of First Tennessee Bank, a generous supporter of Children's Hospital.

Country music star Trace Adkins will donate his time and talents as host for this year's event, which will include heaping portions of music and fun. In addition to performing on the Main Stage, Adkins has invited a few of his country music friends to join him in the musical festivities.

The fun begins at 2 p.m. with performers, booths, children performances, sports appearances, inflatables, and information on nutrition, music, literacy and safety.

To add to the excitement this year, former patients from NICU and PCCU as well as childhood cancer survivors and similar celebrations of life and survival will attend this celebration of children.