Tonight's Show Compassion Concert Dedicated To Tv Legend Don Lane

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For immediate release: Thursday 22 October 2009

Tonight’s Show Compassion concert dedicated to

TV legend Don Lane

Following the announcement of his passing today, a charity concert being held in Melbourne tonight to

raise awareness about dementia will be dedicated to television legend Don Lane

(Thursday 22 October.)

The concert, Show Compassion 2009, is the creation of Star Motion Enterprises and Jay P (Joseph

Portelli), a young Melbourne musician who cares for his father who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Don Lane’s son, PJ Lane, was expected to perform at the concert however following his father’s death

today he will no longer be appearing.

A statement from PJ Lane’s management will be read at the beginning of the concert at 8.00pm and a

recording of the song PJ was due to perform will be played as a tribute to Don Lane and his family.

Lynette Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic passed on the organisation’s sincere

condolences to Don Lane’s family.

“Our thoughts are with Don Lane’s family during this difficult time,” Ms Moore says.

“We will dedicate tonight’s Show Compassion concert to Don Lane to remember him – a legend of

Australian television. We hope many members of the Melbourne community will attend to show their

support to Don Lane’s family and all other Australians living with this chronic health condition.” 

Melbourne singer and songwriter Jay P (Joseph Portelli), who was inspired to organise the Show

Compassion concerts following his experiences caring for his father who has dementia, also sent his

sincere condolences to PJ Lane and his family today.

The concert will be held tonight at the Trak Centre in Toorak. 2007 Australian Idol winner, Natalie Gauci,

will perform at, along with fellow idols Mark Da Costa and Jack Byrnes. Other musicians include James

Hampton, Jo Dawson and John Swan. Special guests include artist Vincent Fantauzzo and Melbourne

Victory’s Kevin Muscat.

It is the second year the concert has been held and all proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to

support the 63,000 Victorians currently living with dementia.

What: Show Compassion 2009 a charity concert

When: Thursday 22 October from 7.30pm onwards

Where: The Trak Centre, 445 Toorak Rd, Toorak

Tickets: $50.00 or $40.00 concession

Phone: (03) 9827 8244 to buy your ticket

Media contact: Michelle Low on 0400 004 553

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