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Piano Students to Get 'Keyed Up' for American Family Children's Hospital

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Piano Students to Get 'Keyed Up' for American Family Children's Hospital

The 21st annual Key Up for Kids Piano Playathon, which raises funds for American Family Children's Hospital, is Feb. 9 at the Barnes & Noble at West Towne in Madison.Madison, Wisconsin - Hundreds of piano students will use their talents to raise money for American Family Children's Hospital during the 21th annual Key Up For Kids, a piano-playing marathon, from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Barnes & Noble near West Towne Mall.

Participating students have been collecting pledges to support young patients and their families. Donations will be accepted up to the day of the event.

Proceeds from Key Up For Kids, co-sponsored by Madison Area Friends for Piano and Magic 98 FM, benefit the hospital's Child Life program.

Child Life helps children cope with their hospital stay by play, distraction and preparation. The program provides toys, games and supplies for many music and art activities for patients and their siblings during their stay. The annual event has raised more than $200,000 over the past 20 years.

"This event allows our students the opportunity to have a positive impact on thousands of children in our community," says Connie Jones of Madison Area Friends of Piano.

American Family Children’s Hospital is a complete children’s medical and surgical center with a pediatric intensive care unit, an internationally-recognized transplant surgery program, a children’s cancer center, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Date Published: 02/04/2013