Broadway and off-Broadway performers will be singing show tunes during a special concert on Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Convent Chapel on Western Highway. Tickets will be sold at the door for a suggested donation of $20. All money raised from the event will benefit 5-year-old Jackson DiDona, who has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer.
Jackson’s father is Greg DiDona, the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Center, and his grandmother is Nancy DiDona, Director of Nursing. The Dominican College Community is supporting the DiDona family as they pray for a miracle for Jackson who has been diagnosed with DIPG, or diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a type of brain tumor found in an area of the brainstem. The treatments are very costly and a number of fundraisers are taking place to help the family pay for Jackson’s medical care.
During the concert, performers will be singing songs from Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, Camelot, My Fair Lady, and many other favorites. The concert was organized by Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Michael Pizzi, who will be performing with his friends. When he is not teaching, Professor Pizzi is busy producing charity cabaret concerts, musical revues, and creating classes and Broadway camps for children with special needs.
Parking for the concert will be at the main Dominican College parking lot at 480 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY. For additional information about Jackson and to learn more about how you can help, visit dc.edu/jacksonstrong/.