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Donations for cystic fibrosis research sought by famous Plattsburgh actor

Plattsburgh native John Lloyd Young, currently starring as Frankie Valli on Broadway in "Jersey Boys," is challenging his fans to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a contest on his blog at www.johnlloydyoung.com. Young is inviting his fans and blog readers to send a check made out to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, postmarked by Monday, Oct. 15. The highest donor will receive a fresh, personalized and autographed copy of the Jersey Boys coffeetable book to be released this month. In addition, Young will also send an autographed copy to whomever makes the twentieth donation he receives, regardless of the amount of the check. The count will be based on the postmark.

Checks may be mailed in care of John Lloyd Young, P.O. Box 1718, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10101-1718. Those participating are asked to indicate "JB Book" in the memo on the check to be included in the contest.

Young, a Plattsburgh High School graduate, lost his birth mother to cystic fibrosis and has been very active in raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2006 he won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor for his portrayal of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, the story of the musical group, The Four Seasons. That same year, Jersey Boys also won a Tony for Best Musical and co-star Christian Hoff won a Tony for Featured Actor. Jersey Boys opened on Broadway in November 2006 and has remained on the list of top-grossing Broadway shows.

For the latest news about John Lloyd Young or Jersey Boys, visit www.johnlloydyoung.com.

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