NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ora's Alliance, benefiting the American Kidney Fund, is proud to present "Life Is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett" in the Ford Theater of the Country Music Hall of Fame. This is his second performance for Ora's Alliance. Buffett performed earlier this month in Detroit Michigan, where he received a standing ovation after a thought-provoking evening of music and dialogue.
The Emmy Award-winning composer, best-selling author, and philanthropist's program combines multimedia and personal stories with a cello-accompanied live piano/vocal performance, to give the audience an authentic, inspirational and impactful evening. The event is the live companion to Buffett's New York Times best-selling book, Life Is What You Make It, which former President Bill Clinton calls "a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every person seeking to find his or her place in the world."
The event promises to be a captivating evening that will inspire the audience to follow passions over convention and do their bliss. By drawing upon his own life story and experiences, the Emmy Award-winning composer, philanthropist and author, discusses how important it is for each person to define his or her own path in life, regardless of their wealth or background. Buffett conveys that it is one's values—and what people are able to give back to society—that shape and define us as individuals.
Dr. Greta Manning, founder of Ora's Alliance, summarizes her mission, "It is our hope that this event will help in some small way to eradicate this devastating disease. I will not be satisfied, until we find a cure for this disease."
Many of the 26 million Americans who suffer with chronic kidney disease do not have adequate insurance coverage to address their unique needs. One of our beneficiaries, the American Kidney Fund helps over 101,000 patients annually with dialysis related expenses, with 97 cents of every dollar spent going towards programs and services. Net proceeds of the event will benefit kidney patients in Tennessee.
What: Life Is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett
When: Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Country Music Hall of Fame, Ford Theater, 222 5th Ave. South
Tickets: $100.00; $150.00 (includes meet and greet, reception and signed book)
Book signing to follow performance
ABOUT ORA'S ALLIANCE
A non-profit organization, committed to building public awareness of kidney diseases, providing funding for valuable research and supporting organizations that serve patients who suffer with end-stage kidney disease. The acronym ORA, denotes "obliterating renal aliments." Ora's Alliance is hosting special events around the country to raise funds. Learn more at www.oras-alliance.com
ABOUT AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
The mission of the American Kidney Fund is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts. The American Kidney Fund envisions a world without kidney disease. As they move toward that goal, American Kidney Fund is committed work to achieve a nation where kidney patients have access to the health care they need, and one in which there are far fewer people with kidney diseases. Learn more at www.kidneyfund.org
ABOUT PETER BUFFETT
Peter Buffett is an Emmy Award-winning composer, author and philanthropist. His work with numerous non-profit organizations, including the NoVo Foundation, of which he is the co-chair, has helped him become a well-known activist for social concerns. Buffett has released 16 albums on record labels such as Narada, Epic, Hollywood, and his two own imprints, Beside and BisonHead Records. Socially conscious music collaborations by Buffett include the human-rights driven track "Blood Into Gold," featuring Grammy-nominated recording artist Akon and "A Song for Everyone" featuring Angelique Kidjo. Buffett is currently performing his "Life is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett" series around the world to support his New York Times best-selling book, Life Is What You Make It (Random House/Harmony Books). The book has sold over half-a-million copies worldwide, and has been translated in over 15 languages. Learn more at www.peterbuffett.com.
SOURCE Ora's Alliance