By playing piano kids raised record-breaking amount for charity

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Thanks to the participants of a musical celebration raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, this year’s event collected a record-breaking amount.

According to a spokesperson from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, more than 500 pianists performed at the 11th annual Piano Celebration in Davenport that raised $38,000 for the Iowa City charity.

Piano Celebration was held by Piano for a Richer Life, aimed at creating awareness of the connection between learning piano and brain development.

The benefitting charity supports programs that improve the health and well-being of children.

Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa, Kristin Roberts said even after 11 years of the event, they continue to be surprised by the hard-working children who help with the cause.

“What’s especially neat is this is truly kids helping kids, and neighbors helping neighbors,” said Roberts.

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