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Greenburgh Musicians Raise Money for Heart Defects

Calling all local musicians. If you and your friends want to play some music at the Greenburgh Battle of the Bands fundraiser in Hartsdale you should sign up now.

On June 11, the Hartsdale Farmer’s Market, adjacent to the train station, will host the event to raise money for the Gift of Life International Foundation . It gives free medical services to children with congenital heart failure.

“It’s a good cause because $6,000 can change a child’s life forever,” said Josh Ringel, co-creator of the event and intern to Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. “The Gift of Life helps people internationally as well as domestically by raising money for kids who need heart transplants or suffer from heart defects.”

All money raised goes to the charity. Ringel and the other interns involved encourage local businesses to donate gift cards that will be raffled off during the event. Schools are asked to participate with bake sales with half of the proceeds going to the Gift of Life.

Music lovers are encouraged to support the local bands by donating spare cash while enjoying the market's weekly offerings of fresh fruits, vegetables and other  edible delights.

Feiner’s interns , who created this event, are Ringel, a junior at the University of Albany; David Schuman, a junior at Vanderbilt University; and Zach Bergenfeld and Jon Rood, seniors at Ardsley High School.

The Gift of Life Foundation was created by the Manhasset Rotary Club in 1975 to help children with heart ailments or other similar illnesses.

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