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Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Healing Art of Music Concert


October 5 Events to honor Hiroshima bombing survivor and peace activist Setsuko Thurlow

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Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2019 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music™ program. As Community Partners, we will be featured during an evening LSO concert at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to prevent nuclear war. The concert, as well as an exclusive reception and presentation beforehand at 5:30 PM in the NEC’s Williams Hall, will feature atomic bomb survivor and renowned anti-nuclear weapons activist Setsuko Thurlow, an early advocate of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) who accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of her colleagues.

Please support a sponsorship for this inspiring musical and educational event if you can. As a sponsor, you will have advertising opportunities and be prominently featured to an audience of approximately 1,100 people, including healthcare and business leaders. To support a sponsorship, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

The reception will begin at 5:30pm at Williams Hall, which is located in the New England Conservatory (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115). The reception will be “business casual” and will include food and drinks. The concert will begin at 8:00pm at Jordan Hall (also located in the New England Conservatory).

If you would like to support this special event, we welcome your online donation. If you prefer to send a check, please address your contribution to:

LSO/Thurlow Benefit
c/o Michael Christ
IPPNW
339 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148

Honorary Committee

Susan Alexander and Sidney Alexander, MD
Ronald A. Arky, MD
Neil Arya, MD
Edward Campion, MD
Daniel Deykin, M.D.
Governor Michael and Kitty Dukakis
Lachlan Forrow, MD
Ira Helfand, MD
C. Robert Horsburgh, Jr., MD and Brita E. Lundberg, MD
Jennifer Leaning, MD
Robert J. Lifton, MD
John Loretz and Anne Sandstrom
Senator Edward J. Markey
Jim Muller, MD
Sheila Nutt, EdD and Mekonnen Meshesha, PhD
Dr. John O. and Marilyn A. Pastore
Kathleen Sullivan
Senator Elizabeth Warren
 
 
 
 

2019 Sponsorships

Magnum Opus — $25,000

Symphony — $10,000

Concerto — $5,000

Anonymous

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

Sonata — $2,500

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Green Century Capital Management

Prelude — $1,000

Boston University School of Public Health

Regina LaRocque, MD MPH and Jason Harris, MD MPH

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Stewart International Travel

Dr. Cornelia van der Ziel and Dr. Kenneth Kleene

The Ruth J. Wales Family

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Setsuko Thurlow

Ms. Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old when she witnessed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Nine members of her family and close relatives, and many of her classmates, were among the 70,000 who were killed within the first minute. Three days later, Nagasaki was destroyed by a second atomic weapon. By the end of 1945, the bombings killed more than a quarter of a million people.

Setsuko has spent the last 65 years speaking out about the horrors of nuclear war in an effort to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again. She is one of the remaining Hibakusha—the survivors of the atomic explosions—who bear witness to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. Through their personal stories and great courage, the Hibakusha have inspired generations of people around the world to take action, helping to pressure governments to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.

Setsuko became an early advocate in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which IPPNW founded in 2007. Her powerful testimony played a critical role in the campaign’s successful effort to persuade United Nations Member States to negotiate and approve the landmark Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017. Later that year, Setsuko joined ICAN executive director Beatrice Finn in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN.

With an academic background in sociology and social work, Setsuko also spent her career in service to others at numerous educational, medical, and social service organizations, including the founding of Japanese Family Services. Her work has been recognized with many awards and distinctions, including the Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award.

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Thank you for your interest in sponsoring our event. Please indicate the level of sponsorship that interests you, and your preferred method of payment, and we will contact you. Any questions please call Michael Christ at: (781)521-5183 or mchrist@ippnw.org.
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