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MusiCares & dental clinic for DC musicians Nov 12

On October 15th covering

My conversations with people in the music industry often remind me of just how tough it is. The MusiCares Foundation helps out musicians who need help in all sorts of ways. Today I was speaking with Dee Dee Acquisto, Director for Health & Human Services for MusiCares, and she told me about a free dental clinic for musicians coming up in the DC area, my neck of the woods.

I bet your reaction is similar to mine: (1) how great it is they are doing this (2) ouch — that it’s necessary.

As you might imagine, the demand for help from MusiCares is very high these days. They do good work and deserve our support.

Here’s the announcement. Pass it on:

MusiCares FREE DENTAL CLINIC

November 12th, 2008 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MusiCares, in conjunction with Dr. Robert Mantoni of Silver Spring, MD, will be offering comprehensive dental exams and consultations to low-income music professionals in the Washington, DC area who lack dental insurance. Exams will include complete X-rays and cleaning and will be provided free of charge to pre-screened, pre-approved music professionals upon establishing eligibility. A minimum of five years documented career history or credit on at least five recorded tracks/videos is required.

Space is limited and appointments will be assigned in hour increments. To RSVP, contact MusiCares toll-free at 877.303.6962.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), MusiCares has been helping music people across the country cope with medical, personal and financial hardships. MusiCares provides totally confidential crisis intervention, health care referrals and financial assistance to music industry professionals in emergency need. For more information, visit www.musicares.com.

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