Dueling Pianos Fundraiser Helps Children Facing Medical Struggles

“Duel It For The Kids” Fundraiser at Marshfield Clinic

Upcoming “Duel It Fore the Kids,” a dueling pianos fundraiser, combines awesome entertainment with a worthy cause, to help children facing medical struggles.

The event, which is hosted by the Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation, will raise funds for youth initiatives at the Marshfield Clinic Health System.

Marshfield Clinic Health System Special Events Assistant Tracy Faber is looking forward to the event.

“It’s great seeing new sponsors & people from the committee every year to show their support,” she said.

Not only is the event for an important cause, Faber thinks participants will really enjoy themselves.

“It will showcase the talents of David Charles Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld, the team behind ‘Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos,’ on dueling pianos as they take audience members through an entertainment experience they will not soon forget. Their program includes a wide variety of music – classic rock, country, rap and show tunes – and mixes in audience participation and parodies to create a one-of-a-kind performance,” she said.

She is really excited to see the group perform and interact with the audience.

“They create a unique, engaging, and, most importantly, interactive main stage experience. What is unique about this interactivity is the additional fundraising capabilities. They go to work for you with fun audience challenges, games & song requests with 100% of the proceeds/tips contributed to our cause,” Faber said.

The money raised with be used to help kids at the Marshfield Clinic Healthy System, which Faber thinks is very important.

“Through the dedication and support of sponsors, volunteers and participants, (we are able) to make a difference in the lives of youth throughout Wisconsin and the Marshfield Clinic service area,” she said.

Faber said that in the past, this event has supported the Pediatric Angel Fund and youth initiatives supplying pediatric families in need with gas cards, baby formula, backpacks, groceries and other essentials needed to nourish their children, get to Marshfield Clinic appointments, and prepare for school.

Faber hopes that many in the community stop down to the event for a unique entertainment experience filled with comedy, music and improvisation to help families of children affected by illness or disease meet non-medical needs.