14th Annual Notes & Words benefit for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is March 25

Grammy award-winning musician Alanis Morissette will headline UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals’ 14th annual Notes & Words benefit on Saturday, March 25 at Oakland’s historic Fox Theater. With readings from best-selling authors and musical sets from talented acts, this is a night of smart, satisfying entertainment that you won’t want to miss. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to providing hope and healing to the children and families that need them most. 

Since its inception in 2010, Notes & Words has raised $15 million for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. (Notes & Words was co-founded by former Piedmonter and New York Times bestselling-author Kelly Corrigan.)

In addition to Alanis Morissette, other musical performers include Tulani — a powerhouse R&B singer, songwriter, and harpist — and 12-year-old drumming prodigy YOYOKA.

Best-selling authors Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone magazine’s legendary writer and first music editor), James McBride (author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and others), and Leila Mottley (author of Oprah Book Club pick Nightcrawling) will read from their work.

  • 5:30 pm – VIP Bubbles & Banter: An exclusive behind-the-scenes conversation with the evening’s performers
  • 6:30 pm – VIP Pre-show Party: Featuring delectable eats and distinctive cocktails
  • 8:00 pm – “Notes & Words” performances
  • 10:00 pm – VIP After party immediately follows the show with sweet treats, cocktails, and dancing

Notes & Words, Saturday, March 25 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Tickets to the performance start at $100. For more details on general admission, VIP tickets, and sponsorships please visit www.notesandwords.org/tickets.

About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among the nation’s leading pediatric specialty hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. Their expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, pulmonology, diabetes and endocrinology, as well as the care of critically ill newborns. The two campuses in San Francisco and Oakland are known worldwide for basic and clinical research and are at the forefront of translating research into interventions for treating and preventing pediatric disease.

In addition to outstanding clinical care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals addresses the patient’s developmental and emotional needs by providing programs like music therapy, art classes, therapy dog visits, massage, and much more. It also helps ensure the health of the community, advocating for vulnerable children living in at-risk situations and providing early interventions for kids facing challenges like asthma, obesity, and diabetes.

Because insurance only covers a fraction of the cost for medical expenses, the hospital depends on philanthropic support to help transform children’s lives. Through events like “Notes & Words” and the generous philanthropic spirit of the community, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals can stand as leaders in pediatric health care. Whether using virtual reality to transform pediatric care or harnessing genomics as the next wave of childhood cancer treatment, the future promises to inspire.

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