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Date: Apr 08, 2008
Hofstra Students to Record Original Song for Seriously Ill Long Island Child
Songs of Love comes to campus for live recording sessionHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hundreds of Hofstra students are expected to gather tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9 to record the chorus of an original song written by Songs of Love for a seriously ill child from Long Island. The recording session will take place beginning at 8 p.m. in Hofstra USA, North Campus.
Songs of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults. The group wrote an original song for Alexa, a 14-year-old girl, based on her interests and is coming to Hofstra to record the song’s chorus.
Sponsored by Hofstra Hillel - The Center for Jewish Life on Campus, Inter-Fraternity and Sorority Council, and the Student Government Association, the recording session is open to all students as well as administrators and staff.
John Beltzer, founder and president of the Songs of Love Foundation, and his recording crew will lead the session, which begins with a reading of Alexa’s profile to familiarize the group with her interests. The final mixing of the recoding takes place at the Songs of Love studio on Thursday. A CD will be sent to Alexa and made available for free downloads. Beltzer has been at Hofstra twice in recent years, each time recording with a chorus of more than 500 students.
Scott Curran, a member of the Songs of Love board and and a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) member, will also present Mr. Belzer with a $25,000 check to Songs of Love from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, whose mission is to increase member and industry participation and to give funds to worthwhile charitable organizations throughout the world. MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals with more than 35,000 members worldwide.
For more information contact Rabbi Meir Mitelman at Hofstra Hillel, 516-463-6922, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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