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Sep 13, 2011 - Moscow Ballet partners with INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children to raise funds at the Fairfax premiere of the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 13 & 14

Moscow Ballet partners with INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children to raise funds at the Fairfax premiere of the Great Russian Nutcracker Dec 13 & 14
Russian professionals help support INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children programs - $5 per ticket

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(Berkshires, MA) September 13, 2011Moscow Ballet and INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children are partnering to raise funds for the non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides comprehensive medical services geared toward the unique treatment of children, a full-service pediatric emergency department, the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit and the region’s largest neonatal intensive care unit. Five dollars from each ticket sold by Inova for the Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13 and 14, 7:30pm performances of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at GMU’s Concert Hall, will go directly to help area children in need and their families. For directions on how to purchase tickets, and simultaneously make a donation to Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, go to and use the code Inova or call 800-320-1733 x15.

INOVA Board Chair John Aleshire shares, “We are always looking for fund-raising projects that are complementary to the work we do with children. Bringing friends and families to the high quality performances of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker during the holiday season is a natural choice. We are excited to see just how much fun we can have and money we can raise with this unique opportunity.” In addition, Moscow Ballet soloist Nataliya Miroshynk will make a special appearance at the Inova Health System Gala 2011 on Saturday, October 22, 201, greeting the anticipated guests of more than 800 key community and society members. Call 703-289-2057 for information about tickets, sponsorships, donations and service on the Gala committee.

The Great Russian Nutcracker features award-winning and acclaimed principal dancers, a corps de ballet of 40, 200 lavish costumes, larger-than-life Russian puppets and 9 hand-painted backdrops that are embellished with 3-D effects – a must see for the whole family! Moscow Ballet’s beloved Christmas story and dancers Alexandra Elagina and Anatolie Ustimov received critical acclaim in 2010; “Expansive…Knock-out…Thrill ” NY Times; ”Breathtaking” Charleston Today; and “Aristocratic finesse” Cleveland Plain Dealer. 2011 marks Moscow Ballet’s 19th annual Great Russian Nutcracker tour of 2 companies to 60+ cities across North America.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children is a 186-bed, full-service children’s hospital devoted to the healthcare of infants, children and adolescents in the Northern Virginia area. It is located on the campus of Inova Health System’s flagship hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital. It shares state-of-the-art technology, research and teaching innovations, and a dedicated team approach to patient care, including national Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. As Northern Virginia’s only pediatric tertiary care center, it provides only the highest level of care for the young patients. This specialized organization also offers a full range of support services in recognition of children’s and parents’ emotional health during hospital stays. More than 400 board-certified pediatricians, family practice physicians and pediatric specialists provide care in the hospital’s technologically advanced, yet child-friendly environment.

Inova Fairfax Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s first ever Gold Seal of Approval™ for Prematurity (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in premature birth care. The certification awarded Inova Fairfax Hospital, part of the world-class healthcare provider Inova Health System which had in excess of 20,000 births in 2010, recognizes the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

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