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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 646.278.6736.
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
SOURCE Voices Against Brain Cancer