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Kristin Chenoweth to Perform Benefit Concert for 3 Angels Memorial Fund titled, 'Kristin Chenoweth, This One's Personal: A Concert to Stop ACD'
Date:4/10/2008

Concert and Exclusive Auction to be Held on Saturday, April 12th at the

Helen Mills Theatre in NYC

NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Broadway Legend, Kristin Chenoweth, announced she will be performing a benefit concert on Saturday, April 12th at the Helen Mills Theatre in the Flatiron District of New York City. The concert, titled, "Kristin Chenoweth, This One's Personal: A Concert to Stop ACD," is being hosted by the 3 Angels Memorial Fund for ACD Research. Doors open at 6:30pm for the 7:00pm preview show and at 7:30pm for the cocktail party and 9:30pm concert.

The 3 Angels Memorial Fund for ACD Research was founded by Hollywood actress NiCole Robinson and her husband, Craig Snyder, who late last year lived through the intense tragedy of losing a baby boy, Lincoln Snyder, at seven weeks old to a disease called ACD. This is the third child Craig has lost to the disease, making it nothing short of a genetic mystery.

Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia (ACD) is a thought to be rare genetic lung disease that has killed every baby known to be diagnosed with it. Prior to Lincoln's death there were scarcely more than 114 cases documented in medical literature. ACD was believed to be linked to recessive genes found in both parents and Craig and his previous wife's experience of losing two children seemed to confirm this. Years later, Craig and NiCole were married and, after having one healthy daughter, had Lincoln. Lincoln's death has changed what scientists thought they knew about this disease. It now appears that ACD is caused by a dominant gene which only has to be carried by one parent. Therefore, many more children may be dying from ACD and we just don't know it. The only way to diagnose ACD is to put lung tissue under a microscope. Since no autopsy is performed on many infants who die, many cases have certainly been misdiagnosed. The disease is known to strike very quickly and can present what appears to be a "su
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