Voices Against Brain Cancer Hosts Event to Benefit Brain Cancer Research Brain Cancer Brought into Spotlight Following Senator Kennedy's Diagnosis



    NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC),
 the fundraising and support group dedicated to serving patients and family
 members affected by brain cancer, has announced that its third annual
 Sounding Off for a Cure event will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at
 the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The event will run from 6:00 PM to
 10:00 PM.
 
     On the heels of Senator Ted Kennedy's tragic diagnosis, VABC is once
 against rallying to raise much-needed funds for both medical research and
 patient/family member support services.
 
     Proceeds from the event will benefit innovative brain cancer research
 programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University's Brain
 Tumor Center. Additionally, donations will help fund the Raise Your Voice
 Program, which supports families currently dealing with this devastating
 disease, and a Support Group for Caregivers and Family Members of Brain
 Tumor Patients, held in association with the American Cancer Society.
 
     Chairpersons Anne Roselli-Bernstein, Andrew Klein, Hillary Leibowitz
 and Norman Milner will begin the event by honoring New York Mets general
 manager Omar Minaya; Bert Padell of Padell, Nadell, Fine, Weinberger, LLP;
 Susan Pannullo, MD of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical
 Center; and Evan Silverman of STG Capital Management for their dedication
 to raising awareness and funds for the cause.
 
     VABC will also be presenting 2008 Voices Against Brain Cancer Courage
 Awards at the event. This year's recipients are being honored for their
 brave fights against the disease. Board Member and brain cancer survivor
 Dr. Jessica Henderson-Chen will present David M. Bailey, Mike Burkhardt,
 Fran Coleman, Richard Dieterle, Tracey Gamer Fanning, Lynn Kohlman, Darren
 M. Latimer, Jen McDevitt, and Jennifer Norton Pace with this year's awards.
 
     This tasting-style gala will feature cocktails and cuisine, with
 tasting stations provided by Moda, Barna, Gabriela's, Victor's Cafe,
 Django, City Crab, Planet Thai 212, Duke's, Big Daddy's Diner, Woolworth
 Kitchen, Grandaisy Bakery, Macelleria, Perra Brasserie, Chocolate Dreams,
 Philip Marie, Bamboo 52, and Supermac. Beverages will be provided by Ketel
 One, Nando Winery, AOC Wines, Brooklyn Brewery, Dewar's, and Tommy Bahama
 Rum. Sponsors include Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Perry Ellis, Lehman
 Brothers, and Calvin Klein. Live music will be provided by The Subscribers
 and David M. Bailey, a 2008 Courage Award recipient. Sounding Off For A
 Cure will also feature silent and live auctions, as well as a boutique
 selling merchandise to benefit VABC.
 
     Tickets to the event are $150 in advance, or $175 at the door. For more
 information about this event, sponsorship opportunities and purchasing
 tables and tickets, please contact Annie Bonner at
 annie@poweredbyprofessionals.com or 646.278.6736.
 
     About VABC
 
     Voices Against Brain Cancer was started in loving memory of Gary
 Lichtenstein who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer on October 1,
 2003. VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing
 scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and
 supporting patients and families afflicted with this devastating disease.
 More information is available at www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org.
 
 
Contact: Kristina Ferrari Telephone: 212-704-7385 x106 kristina@dukaspr.com

SOURCE Voices Against Brain Cancer

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