To Whom It May Concern:

As a friend of Martha Argerich I am writing to advise you that on March 25, 2000 at 8:00PM, Madame Argerich - known throughout the world as one the greatest pianists in history - returns to Carnegie Hall in her first solo piano performance in nearly two decades.

This concert will be a celebration of Madame Argerich's courageous past several years and will focus attention on the John Wayne Cancer Institute and its Medical Director, Donald L. Morton, M.D.   To express her gratitude to the Wayne Institute and Dr. Morton for the dramatic role they have played in her life, Madame Argerich has stipulated that all proceeds from this concert be given to the Wayne Institute for research.

To commemorate this historic event, the Wayne Institute has organized a Benefit Reception honoring Madame Argerich at Steinway Hall immediately following the concert.  Carnegie Hall has graciously made available a number of first tier boxes and prime parquet seats which will be included as a part of the Benefit Reception invitation.

This is an opportunity to join one of the world's greatest artists in her gesture of thanks to the Wayne Institute and to Dr. Morton who has developed a revolutionary mode of treatment for certain types of cancer.

The Wayne Institute requests a tax-deductible donation of $500 for a single Benefit invitation which includes a prime parquet keyboard side seat in Carnegie Hall for Madame Argerich's concert. A party of eight may choose to make a donation of $5000 which would give them a first tier keyboard side box and invitations to the reception.

Since the concert is literally around the corner and due to the limited number of Benefit invitations, we ask you to RSVP as soon as possible. If Benefit invitations are no longer available your check will be returned immediately.

We look forward to a joyous occasion celebrating music and health.

Sincerely yours,

Lawrence Perelman

Attachment - History of the John Wayne Cancer Institute

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