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Chicago Alumni Play for a Cure to Histiocytosis!

Calling all Illinois fans! Violist Stephanie Block (Show #238) will be hosting a benefit concert next Wednesday in support of the Histiocytosis Association of America: a non-profit organization dedicated to research, providing support, and raising awareness on histiocytic disorders. Having been diagnosed with the disease as a child, Stephanie is extremely passionate about the cause – she shares more below:

“After performing on FTT in Chicago last July, I was inspired to do something that mattered to me and was personal to me. On the show, I talked about being a survivor of Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis, a cancer-like disease I had when I was very little. The fact that I am lucky enough to be here today and do what I love is something I will never take for granted. Through my music, I wanted to give back and show appreciation by raising money for the Histiocytosis Association of America.” 

Stephanie will be joined by friends from the Music Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Youth Symphony on the program, with two From the Top alumni! Cellists Ben Manis (Show #247) and Johannes Gray (Show #244) will be performing with their respective string quartets. The concert will be at 7pm on June 13th at the Lutheran Church of Atonement in Barrington, IL.

Visit their website to learn more about the ways you can help support the cause!