Celebrities from ABC's Dancing with the Stars and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, Maria Menounos, Florence Henderson, Key Legislators and Philanthropists Support AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer Campaign

Dec 13, 2012, 08:45 ET from AdMeTech Foundation

Leading the fight against the prostate cancer crisis.

BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston-based AdMeTech Foundation announced jointly with Arthur Murray International that celebrities from ABC's Dancing with the Stars, Maria Menounos (host, EXTRA), Mary Murphy (judge, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance) and actress Florence Henderson will join US Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, key legislators and philanthropists in supporting AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer campaign.

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Dance for a Cure's next awareness and fundraising event is scheduled for February 2, 2013 in Boston, MA and will be hosted by Dancing with the Stars choreographer Nick Kosovich and WCVB/ABC anchor Susan Wornick. This black-tie gala will also feature performances by Mark Ballas, Anna Trebunskaya and Jonathan Roberts of Dancing with the Stars as well as an auction for VIP tickets to the 2013 Dancing with the Stars Grand Finale and a football signed by New England Patriot QB Tom Brady (courtesy of Patriots Charitable Foundation) among other unique items.

WHAT: Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer is presented by AdMeTech Foundation in partnership with Arthur Murray International and benefits "The Manogram Project" – research and education programs dedicated to advance early detection of prostate cancer.

To purchase tickets or contribute, visit www.admetech.org/dance.

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to Midnight
The Westin Hotel, 110 Huntington Avenue, Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116
6:30 p.m.: VIP Reception
7:30 p.m.: Dinner
8:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.: Performances, Social Dancing, Celebrity Dance Workshops

WHO: Masters of Ceremony: Dancing with the Stars choreographer Nick Kosovich and WCVB/ABC anchor Susan Wornick

Performers: Dancing with the Stars celebrities Mark Ballas, Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya.

Honorary Committee includes Prostate Cancer Survivors actor Barry Bostwick, MA Senator Stephen Brewer and US Senator John Kerry alongside MA State Treasurer Steve Grossman; Florence Henderson; Barry Hughson, Executive Director of Boston Ballet; Joshua Kraft, President of Patriots Charitable Foundation; Maria Menounos, EXTRA; Mary Murphy, judge on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance; President of the MA Senate Therese Murray; Governor Deval Patrick; Miss Massachusetts 2012 Natalie Pietrzak; and Susan Wornick.

Press interviews are available upon request for: Mark Ballas, Nick Kosovich, Maria Menounos, Mary Murphy, Miss Massachusetts 2012 Natalie Pietrzak, Jonathan Roberts, AdMeTech Foundation CEO Faina Shtern, M.D. and Anna Trebunskaya.

WHY: Prostate cancer strikes 1 in 6 American men and has become more common than even breast cancer, which affects 1 in 8 women. However, public awareness and research funding are lagging behind and men do not currently have reliable diagnostic tools similar to life-saving mammograms. The impact is staggering: an American man dies every 16 minutes. The goal of
"The Manogram® Project" is to advance early detection of prostate cancer which is critical for saving lives.

ABOUT: AdMeTech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing international leadership in research, education, awareness and advocacy for the advancement of accurate diagnostic tools for prostate cancer and their transfer from laboratories to patients. Visit www.admetech.org for more information and tweet @Manogram with #DanceForACure to join the conversation.

Arthur Murray International is a world leader in entertainment, representing the largest and oldest dance studio franchise with over 200 locations across the globe. This year, Arthur Murray celebrated a tradition of more than 100 years in teaching dance. Visit Arthur Murray online at www.arthurmurray.com.

SOURCE AdMeTech Foundation