“Christine’s Christmas” Saturday Evening
Concert honors and celebrates the life of Christine Wilson; benefits the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Saturday, December 10, 2011
8 p.m. – media opportunity
*doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m.
Capitol Theatre, Vern Riffe Center
77 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
During the holidays, we reflect on loved ones who have touched our lives and hearts. In 2003, Christine Wilson and four of her friends perished in a tragic arson near the campus of The Ohio State University. To honor her precious life, the 8th annual “Christine’s Christmas” will be presented Saturday evening. Proceeds benefit the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Christine had a passion for bettering the lives of those around her, particularly children, and this special concert keeps that passion – and her memory – alive. Through the Burn Program at Nationwide Children’s, nearly 1,500 patients are treated and cared for each and every year. Funds from Christine’s Christmas will ensure that the highest level of care for thermally injured children and adolescents continues at the hospital.
The concert features pianist Mark King who, inspired by his friend Christine, performs Christine’s Christmas. He is joined on stage by special guests including vocalist Willie Grové, Chamber Music Connection Orchestra, Jerome High School A Cappella Choir and a variety of musical talent.
CONTACT PRIOR TO EVENT:
Mary Ellen Peacock
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
CONTACT AT EVENT:
The Christine Wilson Foundation