San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Justin Carr was a thriving and vibrant 11th grade student who attended Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, California. Unfortunately, he passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition called idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy on February 22, 2013-during his normal swimming practice. He was a seemingly healthy and vibrant 16 year old. We are still dealing with this unimaginable loss of our only child. Justin was a young Renaissance man who had strong affinities for the visual and performing arts from an early age.
During Justin’s Celebration of life services, Justin's Father Darrell Carr told the story about when Justin said the blessing when he was only 4 years old. He said “God, help us achieve world peace!” From and early age, Justin had a strong affinity for the visual and performing arts. Fortunately, he left behind blueprints of treasures including his goals for giving back to those kids who are less fortunate than him. Subsequently, the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation www.justincarrwantsworldpeace.org has been launched in order to realize Justin’s vision for a more peaceful, loving world. An After-School Arts’ Program at Frank D. Parent School continues to inspire and assist in Justin's name. In an effort to help raise money for his Foundation, we are planning a Justin Carr Wants World Peace Concert at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, April 28, 2013. The approximate ninety-minute program will start at 7:00 p.m.
Reception and Silent Auction 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Closing Silent Auction 8:30-9:00 p.m.
A friend/parent from Justin's school introduced the concept of an ArtsAhimsa concert to Justin’s family shortly after Justin's Celebration of Life. The concert will be co-presented with ArtsAhimsa, a consortium of mostly classical musicians, who try to bring about non-violence dialogue through performance. Laura Goldberg is the founder of Artsahimsa and a violinist and chamber music instructor at Juilliard Pre-College, will perform a piece. Since the Artsahimsa concerts are always free, and the programs are always varied and donations are greatly appreciated. Please visit http://www.artsahimsa.org for more information. Other performers include Tony and Grammy award winning Mandy Patinkin, Composer Moshe Knoll, Michael Chiklis, Caroline Aaron, Karen Benjamin, Alan Chapman, Molly Chapman, Taylor Lassley, Scott Healy, John and Claire Nordstrom, and . There will also be readings and performances by Baseball Sport Legend Joe Torre,who who was recently selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame, William Allen Young, and some of Justin's friends and Harvard-Westlake students.
Reception & Silent Auction: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
**There will also be an Silent Auction with copies of Justin's beautiful Artwork
Minimum Suggested Donation $25/per person. Amounts greater than this suggested donation are greatly appreciated
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Darrell Carr is a retired Professor and is Justin's father. He is dedicating his life to honor is son and to realize Justin's dreams for him. Justin must now have to live through his parents and all of the other people who loved him so dearly.