Fort Worth children’s hospital hosts concert and ice cream

May 8, 2016 by  

The Cook Children’s Medical Center will be hosting the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra for its annual Children’s Concert and Ice Cream Social.

The event is aimed at bringing the gift of music to the lives of children undergoing medical treatment.

The two-hour concert is provided free of charge for children who are currently being treated at the Cook Children’s Medical Center. The center is a nonprofit group with the goal of improving healthcare for children in the Fort Worth area. This includes providing normal pediatric care and classes for parents, but it also has wings for neurology, hematology, oncology, and other specialties. The concert is wrapped up with free ice cream for everyone. The event is being underwritten by Rosalyn Rosenthal and her late husband Manny.

The concert will be performed by the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra (FWYO). The community-based program has over 400 student participants, all striving for excellence with their chosen instruments. The Youth Orchestra will feature their premiere ensemble for the event. They perform many concerts year round, including a number of benefit concerts and charity concerts. There are opportunities for businesses and individuals to sponsor the FWYO, and business forms are available online for those interested in a sponsorship.

The event will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cook Children’s Medical Center, located at 801 7th Ave. The concert is free to anyone with a child currently undergoing treatment at the center. For more information, contact the center directly or visit the website.