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August 1, 2017 > String quartet vibrant for a cause

String quartet vibrant for a cause

Submitted By JoeyÕs Strings

The Summer Band and Orchestra Program of Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) provided an opportunity to showcase the talents and hard work of its musicians at Chabot College on Saturday, July 22. Among the instrumental ensembles that performed was JoeyÕs Strings.

Joey lived in Florida and passed away in 2014 at the age of 10 due to kidney cancer. There have been very few cases of pediatric kidney cancer, and considerable resources are required for medical research in the hope of eventually finding a cure. JoeyÕs family established JoeyÕs Wings Foundation in honor of his memory to foster awareness of kidney cancer as well as raise funds for ongoing research.

JoeyÕs Strings, featuring Mission San Jose High School students Jade Zhang and Julian Tso, and Irvington High School students Rachel Ho and Sophia Shih, was founded last year in Fremont to raise funds in partnership with JoeyÕs Wings Foundation. Since Joey loved to play violin, the students thought it would be fitting to support the Foundation through performing string music.

To date, the groupÕs performances have generated about $2,000. To find out how you can support pediatric kidney cancer research, please visit

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