FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pamela Green
An Evening of Music to Honor and Support the Millions Who Rely on Breastcancer.org
Ardmore, PA – October 11, 2011 Breastcancer.org is proud to feature nationally renowned singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin in concert on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm. As the culmination of events to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, attendees will also enjoy a night of entertainment and music provided by 13inlet, the Philadelphia Funk Authority, and the Kalob Griffin Band. The sold-out concert for Breastcancer.org will be held at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA.
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast health and breast cancer. Reaching more than 28 million people worldwide, Breastcancer.org has become the world's leading online breast cancer education resource.
“I’m thrilled to have been asked to perform at Breastcancer.org’s Rock the Ribbon celebration,” said Shawn Colvin. “It's so important that women around the world know that there is a website where they can go to get invaluable information about breast health and breast cancer. It’s truly an honor to be able to extend my support to this worthy organization.”
Proceeds from Rock the Ribbon will help fund Think Pink, Live Green—Breastcancer.org’s Global Breast Cancer Prevention Initiative, enhancements to Breastcancer.org's current online content, expansion of the newly launched Spanish translation, mobile optimization, and video programming.
Marnie Bowen, Danielle Py-Salas, and Nancy Schmidt are members of the Breastcancer.org Board of Directors and also the co-chairs of Rock the Ribbon.
“This event offers a wonderful opportunity to honor and recognize the many lives we touch every day at Breastcancer.org,” said Dr. Marisa Weiss, president and founder of Breastcancer.org. “We thank Shawn Colvin for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening and greatly appreciate Stonyfield’s generous support as our presenting sponsor.”
Other corporate sponsors include Genentech, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Novartis, Main Line Health, HealthCentral, Executive Services Group, Beneficial Bank, US Liabilities, ARAMARK, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., Deloitte, Eisai, Endo Pharmaceuticals, WWRD, DataTime Consulting, Larson Allen, Neiman Marcus, Legacy Advisors, IMS Health, Genomic, Shire Pharmaceuticals, and Dietz & Watson.
Tickets are still available for the After Hours party that begins at 9:00 pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, a dessert buffet, and an open bar will be available. Tickets are $100 per person and can be reserved by contacting Maria McDonald at 610.642.6550.
With a career that spans more than 20 years, Shawn Colvin is a talented singer-songwriter whose music portrays exquisite strength and vulnerability. Ms. Colvin is the winner of three Grammy Awards and a master of the storytelling musical genre.
Breastcancer.org is the #1 online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support, with more than 6,000 pages of expert-reviewed information and a robust, dynamic peer support community. A nonprofit organization, Breastcancer.org receives more than 10 million visits each year. For more information on Rock the Ribbon, please visit the event site at www.breastcancer.org/rocktheribbon.