R Baby Foundation – the first and only not-for-profit organization focused on saving babies’ lives through improving pediatric emergency care – is pleased to announce a benefit concert, Rockin’ To Save Babies’ Lives at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on July 23, 2014.

Featuring performances by multi-platinum New York duo A Great Big World, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, alternative rock musician Ryan Star and Columbia recording artist DJ CASSIDY, this special event is poised to be one of the concert highlights of the summer and will directly fund R Baby Foundation’s proven emergency healthcare programs for babies and children in the United States and beyond its borders.

Tickets may be purchased at www.rbabyfoundation.org and range from $100 – $500; VIP packages are available and include premium floor access with food/beverages. Tickets are tax deductible.

“The state of emergency healthcare in the United States is critically lacking for babies,” explains Andrew Rabinowitz, co-founder and President of the R Baby Foundation. “Infant mortality and lack of preparedness in non-pediatric emergency departments continue to be worldwide issues. Emergency Room doctors spend only 8% of their training in pediatric emergencies; yet up to one-third of their future patients will be children. We are focused on providing healthcare for children that gives our community and all R (our) babies the best chance to be diagnosed and treated correctly.”

Since its inception, R Baby Foundation has raised over $7 million towards critical improvements in pediatric emergency education, training and equipment at the nation’s top hospitals and children’s hospitals including CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Yale University Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Mt. Sinai, Johns Hopkins, Denver Children’s Hospital and many more. While funding programs at top children’s hospitals, R Baby also supports education and training for the hundreds of doctors in non-children’s hospitals nationwide to ensure that babies and children are cared for in any emergency department. R Baby has made tremendous strides towards nationwide standardization of pediatric emergency rooms including lobbying for a clear definition and system-wide benchmarks.

Rabinowitz adds, “We are thrilled to have the support of inspiring musical artists like A Great Big World, Mary Lambert, Ryan Star and DJ Cassidy for a night to remember – one that will truly impact us all and help make a difference.”

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