Battle of the Bands This Weekend
To Benefit Measles Initiative
April 3, 2006|
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.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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
Launched in February 2001, the Measles Initiative (www.measlesinitiative.org)
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
www.njredcross.org or call 908-782-4121.
Together, we can save a life
707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton, NJ 08540-6311 . 609-951-8550 .
Hunterdon Branch: 349 Route 31 South, Suite 501, Flemington, NJ 08822 .
908-782-4121 . Fax: 908-782-2864