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Dear Friends...

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis are not familiar terms to most people, but they are to me. I know firsthand how frightening it can be to face one of these conditions, because my youngest niece, has Dermatomyositis.

A wonderful article about Maureen, entitled:
"Maureen McGovern MDA's Songbird"
appears in QUEST magazine published by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.



"Help Is On The Way" first closed the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) Annual Easter Bonnent Competition in 1995. Since then, it has been sung by many stars and has become its traditional closing number - promising all that we hope the event's fundraising will provide. At the 19th Annual Competition in 2005, Maureen McGovern's beautifully intimate performance of this stirring song stopped the show. We couldn't let Maureen's glorious version of David Friedman's HELP IS ON THE WAY go unrecorded. Now you can hear again and again what an audience of over 1,800 in the theatre that day so fondly remember.

Click below to order your copy of:

100 % of the proceeds from this CD single songcard benefits BC/EFA.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $100 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.


    Lets join Maureen in this virtual march -- no money is required -- and it will help to draw attention to the crisis of global warming and hopefully get the government to wake up and act.

    There is no more important cause than the call for action to save the planet on which we live. The evidence is here. The time is now. Add your voice to the 416,492 already marching. Join us.

    By joining THE STOP GLOBAL WARMING VIRTUAL MARCH, we commit to each other that together, as our numbers grow, we will use our collective voices to demand that governments, corporations, and politicians take the steps necessary to stop global warming. Join this march today, take the first step by clicking the address below:


    Music Therapy Makes A Difference

    The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.


    Maureen McGovern is an Artist Spokesperson for AMTA.

    Maureen McGovern Received
    2001 Songs from the Heart Award

    Internationally renowned performer Maureen McGovern is the recipient of the 2001 Songs From The Heart Presidential Award presented by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and The Recording Academy. The Songs From The Heart Award recognizes artists whose music captures the soul and spirit of music therapy, and the poignancy of music in our lives. Dr. Andrea H. Farbman, Executive Director of AMTA,and Daryl Friedman, Executive Director of The Recording Academy Washington (NARAS), DC Chapter, presented the award to Maureen McGovern on January 24, 2002, during her 2001 -2002 Cabaret Series (sold out) performance at The Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia.

    Maureen McGovern is one of the great singers and performers of our time. Her 30-year career spans recordings, concert, theater, films, television and radio. In addition to her artistic achievements, Maureen has a lifelong commitment to giving back to her community and the people around her. She has recently founded the The McGovern "Works Of Heart" Project for music and healing, and become an AMTA Artist Spokesperson for Music Therapy. The 2001 Songs From The Heart Award pays tribute to Maureen's commitment to and belief in the transforming power of music. Past recipients of the Songs From The Heart Award include singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter (1995), jazz guitarist Pat Martino (1997), and jazz pianist-singer Shirley Horn (1999).

    Music therapy is an established health care profession using music and music applications to influence emotional, physical, cognitive, and social responses. Music therapy interventions are designed to improve quality of life and uniquely address the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. AMTA is the professional association representing over 5,000 trained music therapists who provide treatment to approximately 500,000 persons in schools, hospitals, community agencies, and other settings around the world. Seventy colleges and universities offer degrees in the field.

    Recently named by USA Today as "one of the 10 great Places to come to the cabaret," The Barns of Wolf Trap are located just down the road from the renowned Filene Center at Wolf Trap-America's National Park for the Performing Arts. Built from two restored 18th-century barns, Wolf Trap's 352 seat indoor theater offers patrons a continuing array of great artists throughout the entire year. The Barns are also the summer home of the Wolf Trap Opera Company, and to some of Wolf Trap's acclaimed education programs.





    August 1, 2005 - by Linda Lenzi

    Longtime pals Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore hosted Broadway Barks 7! in Shubert Alley on July 30th.

    Photo by Bruce Glikas for

    Little Women tour headliner
    Maureen McGovern wins a new fan.




    Best Friends Animal Society Is...

    Best Friends is working with you -- and with humane groups all across the country -- to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets.

    The sanctuary, at the heart of Southern Utah's Golden Circle of national parks, is home, on any given day, to about 1,500 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and other animals.

    In our home state, Best Friends manages a model No More Homeless Pets campaign with shelters and humane groups statewide to ensure that every healthy dog or cat that's ever born can be guaranteed a loving home.

    And Best Friends reaches across the nation, helping humane groups, individual people, and entire communities to set up spay/neuter, shelter, foster, and adoption programs in their own neighborhoods, cities, and states.

    The mission of Best Friends is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness to animals helps build a better world for all of us. And the work of Best Friends is supported entirely through the donations of our members and supporters. Through the generous hearts and hands of people like you, we can ensure that animals who come into the care of Best Friends will never again be alone, hungry, sick, afraid, or in pain.





    For more than 55 years, NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA has worked to make the world a safer, friendlier, healthier place for animals in need. Since 1944, the League has placed more than 800,000 lost or abandoned pets in loving homes. We've performed countless routine and extraordinary medical procedures. And we've taught tens of thousands of caring people to be good friends, companions and caretakers to the pets they've adopted through the League.

    Maureen lent her services to a recent national TV/Radio Public Service Announcement campaign for the NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA'S "Sponsor A Cat" and "Sponsor A Dog" programs. She is a pet lover and "mom" to a Yorkie and a Silkie Terrier and has been a supporter of NSALAmerica for years on The Today Show, at Central Park events and in previous radio PSA's for the organization.

    "Ordinary Miracles, like candles in the dark
    Each and every one of us lights a spark..."

    Alan & Marilyn Bergman

    Para Los Niņos , founded in 1980, is a nonprofit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support involving families and communities.


    Pets Are Wonderful Support

    PAWS/LA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to serve the greater Los Angeles Area, is dedicated to brightening and easing the lives of those with HIV/AIDS and their pets, and helping them to live more powerfully and independently by providing compassionate assistance with the care and feeding of their animals.


    "Love is all that's necessary,
    love in its extraordinary way,
    makes Ordinary Miracles every blessed day!!"

    Alan & Marilyn Bergman

    Save the Children works to make lasting, positive change in the lives of children in need. Founded in the United States in 1932, Save the Children is an international nonprofit child-assistance organization. In 44 countries, including the United States, Save the Children helps children and their families improve their health, education, and economic opportunities and make the most of their out-of-school time. Save The Children also helps children, women, and men recover from the effects of natural and man-made disasters.

    Project Angel Food prepares and delivers free, hot and nutritious meals on a daily basis to hundreds of men, women and children living with AIDS in the greater Los Angeles area.

    Annually, more than 1,000 dedicated volunteers are involved in preparing and delivering these life-sustaining meals and providing love, hope and compassion each day to people in need.


    Our Mission: Desert AIDS Project meets the evolving medical and social service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS by providing direct services and advocacy, while working to prevent new infections through education and outreach.


    The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for prevention education and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Each of the more than 44,000 colorful panels in the Quilt memorializes the life of a person lost to AIDS.

    As the epidemic claims more lives, the Quilt continues to grow and to reach more communities with its messages of remembrance, awareness and hope.


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