Playing for a cause

Photo by Michael Mustacchi

Shane Turner, a fifth grader from Portola Valley, Calif., is a piano and singing prodigy, who recently directed his talents toward raising money for The Salvation Army’s Japan earthquake relief fund. He was first introduced to the Army in December 2010, when he performed during the celebrity bellringing event in San Francisco’s Union Square.

Turner and a friend, seventh grader Lexi Kastanis, held a show in a restaurant, deciding in advance to donate all tips to the Japan relief fund. After announcing their cause during the performance, they raised $77.

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