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Rocking and Rolling for Camp Fantastic

The band plays outside the Clinical Center's south entrance

The Affordable Rock ’n Roll Act Band entertains for the second year in a row at the Camp Fantastic barbecue. This year’s version boasted 13 members, led by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, who sings and plays guitar and keyboards.

Photo: Leslie Kossoff

Collins plays his guitar

Collins rocks out at the fundraising concert. His T-shirt reads “Vaccines Cause Adults.”

Photo: Leslie Kossoff

Crowd members dances in front of the stage

Many in the audience just had to dance when the band kicked into high gear.

Photo: Leslie Kossoff

Guests look at fresh produce from a farmer's market

Guests at the fundraiser browse one of the many vendor stands erected for the occasion.

Photo: Leslie Kossoff

The Affordable Rock ’n Roll Act Band, led by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, entertained again this year at the annual Camp Fantastic Barbecue, held near the south entrance of the Clinical Center on June 11. 

“This year we grossed over $7,000 at the barbecue,” said David Browne, co-president of the NIH Recreation & Welfare Association. “We had our largest turnout with over 1,000 in attendance and our largest donation of auction items at more than 30. R&W is appreciative to everyone who came out to raise funds and awareness for such a great cause and we couldn’t have asked for better weather.”

The event benefits Camp Fantastic, a weeklong experience near Front Royal, Va., for pediatric patients at NIH and other local hospitals.

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