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Throughout the evening, many of the campers who have benefited from its services will also take the stage. A special announcement about the Association's global network of camps is also expected. Hosted by actress Joanne Woodward, the wife of the Oscar-winning actor who died in 2008, ticket sales from the event, supported by Newman's Own Foundation, will benefit Paul Newman's family of camps and programs supporting children facing serious illnesses.
"This is the legacy of my husband, Paul, and he considered it to be his most important one," says the Golden-Globe-winning actress. "It is for that very reason that I find this delicate way, in my best manners, to ask friends and supporters to come together to help raise money -- it's about helping the children who need it."
The 2010 Celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps, which raised more than $3 million to benefit Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, featured performances from Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Renée Zellweger, Bette Midler, Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp and more.
Today, there are 14 member Hole in the Wall camps worldwide, including eight in the United States, five in Europe and one in Israel, as well as 10 programs in Africa, Asia and South America. Since 1988, more than 350,000 children and families have been served from 50 countries. The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps is an independent not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children free of charge.
The major supporter of the event, Newman's Own Foundation, carries on Paul Newman's philanthropic legacy and commitment to helping make the world a better place by turning all net royalties and profits from the sale of Newman's Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman's Own Foundation have given over $340 million to thousands of charities around the world.
Show-only tickets to the April 2 event begin at $35 and are on sale through the Lincoln Center Box Office. Benefit tickets including a post-performance supper begin at $1,500 and are on sale through the benefit office by calling 212-245-6570 or emailing email@example.com.
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