Key Up for Kids Set for February 11

Key Up For KidsMADISON - More than 300 piano students will use their talents to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital during the 20th annual Key Up For Kids, a piano-playing marathon, from 9am until 5pm Saturday, Feb. 11 at Barnes and Noble near West Towne Mall.


Participating students have been collecting pledges to support young patients and their families. Donations will be accepted up to the day of the event.


Proceeds of the event, co-sponsored by Madison Area Friends for Piano and Magic 98 FM, benefit the hospital's Child Life program. Child Life helps children cope with their hospital stay by play, distraction and preparation. The program provides toys, games and supplies for many music and art activities for patients and their siblings during their stay.


This annual event has raised more than $150,000 in the past and aims to make further strides this year.


"This event allows our students the opportunity to have a positive impact on thousands of children in our community," says Connie Jones of Madison Area Friends for Piano.

Date Published: 02/02/2012

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