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Nikola Paskalov Piano Benefit Concert Raises Nearly $3,000

Internationally-renowned pianist Nikola Paskalov (far left) stands with (l to r) Jacqueline and Leon Bruner and Francesca King at his piano concert to benefit blood cancer research. (Courtesy Photo)
Internationally-renowned pianist Nikola Paskalov (far left) stands with (l to r) Jacqueline and Leon Bruner and Francesca King at his piano concert to benefit blood cancer research. (Courtesy Photo)

Almost $3,000 was raised for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through ticket sales and a silent auction at the Nikola Paskalov piano benefit concert that was held last Friday, Jan. 30, at the home of Leon and Jacqueline Bruner. The event was supporting Francesca King and Team Kings for a Cure’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year campaign.

45 people attended Paskalov’s performance of Beethoven, Scriabin and Chopin, including Falls Church vice-mayor David Snyder and his wife Edith. The evening began with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction featuring donations from the local businesses of Argia’s, Dogwood Tavern, Red, White and Bleu, Orange Twist, A Lucky Dog and Dominion Beer and Wine.

Voice of America Macedonia, from the artist’s home country, covered the event. Following the conclusion of the performance, the silent auction ended and coffee and dessert were served.

Additional fundraisers to benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will continue throughout the month of February as part of Team Kings for a Cure’s effort to raise $15,000. For more information, visit lls.org/pages/nca/SOYNCA/KingsForACure.

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