Ken Krilla: Freezin’ for a Reason
Hey friends, it’s that time of year when you love to see me freezing!
Once again, I am ringing in the New Year with a Polar Plunge. And once again, it’s for a good cause. Whether or not you come join me on Tuesday morning, Jan 1 at 9am as I jump into the frigid South Boston water, I’d really appreciate your help in raising funds for yet another worthy cause. This year I’ll be supporting Taffy Presents in Boston.
Taffy Presents in Boston is a new program offering free performances, workshops and music classes to local hospitals, shelters, Head Start programs, and underserved communities and schools. The program is a joint effort by several organizations and musicians well versed in this kind of work: Taffy Presents, a national non-profit connecting performers and children in need; Kids Really Rock, a Boston family music series started in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings; and Alastair Moock, a local Grammy-nominated musician and educator who began performing in hospitals after his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011 (I’m glad to say she’s now healthy). Alastair will be coordinating the new program – which is why I’m talking to you from here on his website!
Alastair & daughter Clio in 2012
Alastair & Clio performing in 2014
Last year, Kids Really Rock used a small grant to provide a number of concerts and music classes for Head Start centers in East Boston. Now that they’ve teamed up with the national non-profit Taffy Presents, they’re ready to do much more… They already have connections to local organizations and hospitals that need music programming. They already have a roster of locally and nationally known family music performers and educators ready to provide that programming. All they need now is us! With our help, they can bring much needed music programming to underserved populations of kids throughout Boston.
Matt Heaton performing last year at East Boston Head Start
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Thanks and happy holidays!