Be The Change Brings Keep a Child Alive to Philly!
By: Monica Merlis | April 18th, 2013
Being a fan of Alicia Keys is what introduced Chris Scott, Jr. to Keep a Child Alive and the real needs of those affected by HIV in Africa and India. LaShan Rose was more personally drawn to the organization having lost her father to AIDS. They were so inspired by Keep a Child Alive’s mission that they decided to hold a concert benefit, Be the Change, at the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown.
The event included live performances, poetry, and delicious food.
While planning the event was challenging, it was even more so empowering. In Chris’s own words, “When I sat down to plan this event, I had no idea it would be as great as it was..[as a result of the success]. I really plan to make this an annual event.” Be the Change surpassed its goal and successfully raised over $1,600!
This month, Chris will be enjoying his 10th Alicia Keys concert (coincidentally during the 10th anniversary of Keep a Child Alive)! Special thanks to Chris, LaShan, and the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown for thinking of Keep a Child Alive and the children and families we serve!