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Pink Pianos for Breast Cancer Awareness

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

Tallahassee, FL - Imagine being able to sit down and play piano or listen to music at different locations around Tallahassee. That vision will soon be a reality. According to Organizer and Tallahassee City Commissioner, Gil Ziffer, “music is such a big part of our lives, to be able to have fun with it like this, raise money for a good cause and do it during the holiday season, I can't ask for anything more than that."

Although the pianos will not be displayed until the end of the year, 12 pianos have already been donated and one of those pianos has a rich history in Tallahassee. Andree Aubrey donated her piano and says "I have Ruby Diamonds piano, and I was going to give it to Temple Israel but this seems like a good cause. I'm not playing the piano anymore, it's a beautiful piano, it's very unique." Ziffer states "Ruby Diamond was a significant benefactor in this community and donated a lot of money to different organizations and causes in which one of the reasons why the performance center at FSU is named after her." The goal is to collect up to 25 pianos which will be painted pink by local children for Breast Cancer awareness. The 25 pianos placed around the community will also be available for sponsorship and all the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Kim Gabbard, the Asset Manager at Northwood Centre donated storage of the pianos for the fundraiser and says “we are very excited to be part of the project. We think it will be a great benefit to the community and it's just another example of how Tallahassee responds to new initiatives which is fun.”

If you are interested in donating your piano to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer you can call the Northwood Management office at 850-385-2324 or go to http://www.pinkpianos.org.


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