Musicians perform to raise money for children

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Hundreds of musicians are joining in a piano celebration both helping to raise funds and to send out a message.

According to a spokesperson from the event, Piano Celebration hosted by Piano for a Richer Life is an event that showcases the musical talents of local piano players. The musicians range from novice to expert and are performing to raise funds for hospitalized children and to spread the message that piano study stimulates brain development.

As mall walkers pass by and enjoy the performances, donations are being accepted to support Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City.

“Piano Celebration helps to get the important message of piano study & brain development out – while raising substantial dollars for Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City,” said Jim Foster, the spokesman for Piano for a Richer Life.

The House serves thousands of families and their children who suffer from critical conditions. They receive no federal or state tax dollars and rely on private donations.

The performances are at North Park Mall in Davenport outside of Dillard’s, Younkers and JC Penny’s stores on Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21.

There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.