Winston-Salem, NC, August 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- A benefit concert will be held in Winston-Salem in October to support children who have been treated or are currently being treated at Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Ward.
The concert will be held on October 8, 2011 at 7:00pm at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium. It will feature Bowzer (formerly with the group Sha Na Na), and the Stingrays. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Kids of Childhood Cancer, a foundation that supports the children during their cancer journeys.
The foundation was started in 2009 by Sarah and Charlie DiGerolamo from Kernersville, whose son Vinny, age 7 – is fighting his second battle with cancer. "Before we entered the Childhood Cancer World with our own son, we had no idea this underground world of Little Warriors even existed. I was ashamed of my own naivety...the mind frame that it could never happen to us...it does happen to us...it happens to an average of 46 little unexpecting children every single day. Approximately 7 of those 46 will pass away every day. Childhood Cancer is the #1 killer in America's Children today. We hope to ease the journey of the families following in our footsteps," Sarah said.
Bowzer heard about Vinny earlier this year, and made a special stop in Kernersville to meet Vinny, who is a huge Sha Na Na fan. He was touched by Vinny’s spirit and the foundation mission, and agreed to do a benefit concert.
Tickets for the concert start at $15.00, and can be purchased online with a link from the website or by contacting The Stevens Center of the University of North Carolina School of Arts box office at 336-721-1945 or here:
In addition to Bowzer & the Stingrays, sponsors for the event include Olive Garden Restaurant, Winston-Salem and BB&T. Sponsorship packages are still available.
About Kids of Childhood Cancer
Kids of Childhood Cancer raises money to support the families going through treatment at Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Ward, to ease the Childhood Cancer Journey, to make the hospital stays more comfortable.
They provide financial support – including but not limited to small household bills, medical bills, as well as snacks, meals, clothes, toys. They also hold events on the ward for the children, such as Ice Cream / Movie Nights, Polar Express parties at Christmas, and LEGO Therapy nights. They provide support for whatever is needed on an individual basis. They strive to ease the Childhood Cancer journey, to connect friends, to give hope, and raise Childhood Cancer Awareness that will one day lead to the cure.
Sarah DiGerolamo, 336-337-9792
Lynn Kanode, 336-922-3767