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Battle of the Bands This Weekend
To Benefit Measles Initiative

Date: April 3, 2006
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043

PRINCETON, NJ, April 3, 2006 – The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey’s Hunterdon Branch Youth Council is hosting a Battle of the Bands with proceeds to benefit the Measles Initiative, an international program created to reduce and control measles deaths. The American Red Cross is a partner in the Measles Initiative.


Friday, April 7, 2006

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Hunterdon Central Regional High School

84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ

Admission is $5

Come out and hear some of your favorite local bands play. Bands tentatively scheduled to appear include: The Casting Stones, The Waffle Stompers, That's Good MAC, Clockwork, The Fuse, and Volcanoes in New Jersey.

For additional information, contact the Red Cross Hunterdon Branch at 908-782-4121.

Launched in February 2001, the Measles Initiative ( is a partnership formed to reduce and control measles deaths. The Initiative is led by the United Nations Foundation, American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the World Health Organization. The Measles Initiative (MI) bases its success on its far-reaching partnership between public and private institutions, including key players such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Becton, Dickinson and Company, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and countries and governments affected by measles. While the Measles Initiative is focused in Africa where the majority of measles-related deaths occur, partners also work on a wide-range of health initiatives around the world, including measles control and other vaccination services outside of Africa.

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a non-governmental agency that serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties. Led by volunteers, the Red Cross offers a broad array of vital services to our community in need. You can help too – Volunteer your time, make a monetary donation, donate blood, and/or take a CPR course. For more information on the programs and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get involved, contact your local chapter. For Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and parts of Somerset counties, visit or call 908-782-4121.

Together, we can save a life

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Hunterdon Branch: 349 Route 31 South, Suite 501, Flemington, NJ 08822 . 908-782-4121 . Fax: 908-782-2864


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