FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2009
11th ANNUAL ROCK ‘n RETAIL MUSIC MARKETING –
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL L.A. HOLIDAY DRIVE
REAPS DONATIONS OF OVER $15,000 IN CD’S/DVD’S/BOOKS
Los Angeles, CA – Even during tough economic times, Record Labels/Distributors, Management Companies, DVD Distributors/Manufacturers, Artists and Public Relations Firms opened their hearts and provided generous donations to this year’s Rock ‘n Retail Children’s Hospital Holiday Drive.
In light of the H1N1 outbreak, this is a particularly tough holiday season for the many patients at the Hospital. Due to the highly contagious nature of this virus, CHLA has imposed quarantines, restricted visitation, and cancelled all holiday parties this year.
Per Gale Rosenberg, President of Rock ‘n Retail, LLC: “We are so incredibly grateful to our many Sponsors including Craig ‘n Company, Greenleaf & Associates, Hot Foot Records, Sony Music, Shout Factory, Rockabye Baby!, Putumayo World Music, Sugar Red Drive/Hardin Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records, Almighty Music Marketing, Wiggins Music Group Worldwide, Tinderbox Music, Warp Records, & Global Journey/Australian Sun Records; without whom these wonderful donations would not have been possible.”
“All totaled we donated over 1,000 units of quality merchandise including such artists/products as Christina Aguilera, Brandi, Sugar Red Drive, Lullaby Renditions of Carrie Underwood, The Honey Dogs, Smithsonian DVDs, Polar Express Books & DVD’s, Jewish Artists Celebrate Hip-Hop, Lola & The Red Hots, Disco Explosion DVD, Amiel, Animal Playground and Classical Baby & CD Book Sets; to name just a few titles” states Rosenberg.
Wendy Kellaris, Director of Volunteer Services for Children’s Hospital L.A. states: “The positive impact of music, books and other entertainment of this type cannot be measured. It is therapeutic, soothing and healing. We give our many thanks to Rock ‘n Retail for their 11 years of support to Children’s Hospital.”
“Donations made during the Holiday season make up 80% of our yearly donations. We use these donations all year round. The patients get a gift every week while in the hospital as well as an additional gift for birthdays, recovery from operations, traumatic events, etc. We distribute 70,000 gifts yearly and must rely on the generosity of the Community to help us accomplish this very important task. Patients are fortunate to have such excellent Doctors and Nurses taking care of them, but sometimes the most important thing for them is the knowledge that people outside our walls care about them as well” states Kellaris.
Pictured from Left: Rock ‘n Retail Staffers Matt McFerran, M. Anthony Librizzi, Children’s Hospital Linda Drexel, Rock ‘n Retail President Gale Rosenberg, Children’s Hospital Wendy Kellaris; Web ‘n Retail’s Lydia McIntosh & Eugene Cho. For more information on the company go to: www.WebNRetail.net