Kids Helping Kids: 5-year old Singing Sensation Kaitlyn Maher To Perform To Help 5-year old Twins Who Have Lost Their Voices From Dementia
Five year old singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher, who became the youngest person ever to make it into the Top 10 as a Finalist on NBC’s hit show, America’s Got Talent, will be coming to Reno, Nevada, October 3, 2009 to be the opening act at the Grand Sierra Resort benefiting the The Addi and Cassi Hempel Fund.
Kaitlyn will be performing to help raise money for Addi and Cassi Hempel, 5 year old identical twins, and other children around the world who are afflicted with a rare and fatal childhood dementia called Niemann Pick Type C. Addi and Cassi and many other children like them can no longer talk or sing their favorite songs due to their deadly illness.
The event called “An Evening of the Stars,” will also include performances by Nevada Entertainer of the Year and master musical impressionist Greg London of the hit show “ICONMAN” and Paul Salos, world famous Frank Sinatra impersonator who like Kaitlyn was also a 2008 finalist on America Got Talent.
Kaitlyn has performed live on the nationally televised 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree ceremony at the White House and at the 2009 National Cherry Blossom Festival chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama. She has also sang the National Anthem and “God Bless America” at the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball game. In addition to being one of the headlining acts at the McDonald’s Christmas Parade in Orlando, FL, she has appeared on the Today Show, Access Hollywood and was featured in People magazine.
Currently, Kaitlyn is working on a CD for release in the fall of 2009 and recently finished recording her first Disney role in the upcoming movie Santa Buddies scheduled for release during the Christmas holidays later this year.
In 2008, The Addi and Cassi Hempel Fund event drew over 1,000 people and helped raise close to $500,000 dollars for research into “Childhood Alzheimer’s.”
Tickets for “An Evening of Stars” 2009 are on sale now and can be purchased online.