One-Night Only Benefit Performance for a Special and Rare Cause

One-Night Only Benefit Performance for a Special and Rare Cause

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On August 22, Sally Jackson and Luke Rosen return to the stage for a special, one-night performance of AR Gurney’s Love Letters. Veteran actors and founders of KIF1A.org, Jackson and Rosen will revive this tradition to shine a light on children affected by rare genetic diseases and benefit the TREATMENT program within the Center for Rare Pediatric Genetic Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center.

 

In 2016, doctors at Columbia diagnosed Jackson and Rosen’s four-year-old daughter, Susannah, with KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (KAND). At the time, Susannah was one of only a handful of children in the world known to have this condition. Jackson and Rosen dedicated themselves full-time to caring for their daughter and finding answers about her rare disease. They have since overcome remarkable obstacles, building an unprecedented patient community and kick-starting research into virtually unknown conditions and related diseases.

 

Love Letters is about a fifty-year love affair carried on primarily through letters, written in and about a world where letter writing was very much an essential mode of communication, especially between men and women. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the classic play covers the decades-long relationship between Andy and Melissa. Reading the lifetime of letters they exchange, we follow them through the years. Love Letters will surely stay with you long after you leave the theater. Come and support a worthy cause! Tickets are available for suggested donation of $50 can be purchased here.

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