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Harrison, Mamaroneck Students To Host Benefit Concert Friday

Mamaroneck and Harrison students will team up for a benefit concert at Harrison High School on Friday, Nov. 22.
Mamaroneck and Harrison students will team up for a benefit concert at Harrison High School on Friday, Nov. 22. Photo Credit: File

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Students from Harrison High School and Mamaroneck High School are joining forces to host a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for the 5P Minus Organization on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Harrison Performing Arts Center at Harrison High School.

The 5P Minus Organization provides educational, financial, and emotional resources to families with children diagnosed with Cri-du-Chat syndrome, an extremely rare genetic chromosomal disorder that occurs when there is a deletion of the 5th chromosome.

For the students of both of these high schools, there was a personal connection to this rare disorder. Leah Moore, an English teacher at Harrison High School and her husband Zac, the PACE (Performing Arts Curriculum Experience) theater teacher at Mamaroneck High School have a beautiful two and one-half year old daughter with Cri-du-Chat.

“Our daughter’s doctors said she would never walk, but she is walking. She loves to chase after her therapy dog,” Moore said in a statement. “They said she would never talk but she is talking and communicating with us. If there is a key point that I hope people take away from the concert is not to let others tell you what you can and cannot do.”

Tickets for the benefit concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and will be sold at the door.

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