N.Y. Mets' Omar Minaya Recognized at National Brain Cancer Organization's 3rd Annual Gala

Jun 09, 2008, 01:00 ET from Voices Against Brain Cancer

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Voices Against Brain Cancer's (VABC) third annual fundraising event which will honor New Yorkers impacted personally by brain cancer. VABC is working to advance the progress towards a cure and support the medical research and clinical trials critical to the eradication of the disease. For more information about the organization or to purchase gala tickets please visit http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org WHERE: Hammerstein Ballroom 311 West 34th Street New York City WHEN: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6:00pm - 10:00pm E.T. WHO: -- Kirstin Cole, CBS 2 News, Master of Ceremonies -- Omar Minaya, General Manager of the New York Mets; 2008 Voices Award Recipient -- Lynn Kohlman, Model and Photographer and formerly DKNY Fashion Director; Brain Cancer Survivor; 2008 Voices Against Brain Cancer Courage Award Recipient -- Susan Pannullo, MD, Director of Neuro Oncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; 2008 Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award Recipient -- David Bailey, Musician, 12-year Brain Cancer Survivor; 2008 Voices Against Brain Cancer Courage Award Recipient WHY: According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 22,000 new cases from brain and other nervous system tumors are estimated in the United States this year alone with over 13,000 resulting in deaths. Sara Spiro The Glover Park Group 3299 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20007 202.295.0117 (Direct Line) 202.337.9137 (Fax) sspiro@gloverparkgroup.com

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