Striking a Chord-A Benefit Concert to Help Beat ALS

Pat Launer spoke of the challenges of ALS

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“Striking A Chord” benefit concert was held Feb. 11 at The Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. The premise behind the benefit was conceived by Carmel Valley resident Megan Spector, 12, whose Aunt Marjie Block was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) about three years ago. Currently there is no cure, and the life expectancy of ALS patients is tragically short, two-five years, but Megan’s aunt is determined to win in her fight with ALS.

100 percent of the proceeds (about $35,000 was raised at the event) will go to the ALS Association of San Diego (ALSA-SD). Hosted by Emmy Award-winning theater critic and arts writer Pat Launer, the event featured talented singers and performers from across the United States. Jason Chase, who has directed numerous productions in the U.S. and Europe, was the event’s musical director.

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