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Jeans & Jewels in the News!

Robin : Posted on July 15, 2016 2:47 pm : Events, News

Fanfare: Cancer Caring Center’s 11th annual Jeans & Jewels in Pittsburgh (The The Trib Live, July 1, 2016)

“Jeans & Jewels” Event raises money for the Cancer Caring Center(The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 4, 2016)


Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Revealed!

Robin : Posted on March 2, 2016 5:16 pm : Events, News

THE VOTES ARE IN! Rock and roll fans have spoken by submitting their ballots in four very hotly contested categories between February 10 and February 22 to select the newest inductees for the 2016 Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards! The honorees selected by the Legends Academy of Voters and public fan voters are as follows:
A. Modern Era Legends (Solo performer or band with 20+ years in the business – 2 inductees)
JOE GRUSHECKY: A 2014 Heinz History Center History Maker, Grushecky is a prolific songwriter, singer and guitarist who’s released 18 albums as the leader of the Iron City Houserockers or as a solo artist, often co-writing and appearing with Bruce Springsteen, who’s called him “a tremendous musician and writer.”
BILLY PRICE: East coast blue-eyed soul man who’s entertained audiences for decades; has released 15 albums. An institution in Pittsburgh and blues clubs all along the East Coast, he toured nationally as lead singer for guitarist Roy Buchanan for three years, and was vocalist on Buchanan’s LPs. He was recently nominated for best soul blues album in the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards, for his collaborative album “This Time for Real” with soul legend Otis Clay.
B. Music Industry Professional Legends (Producer, promoter, manager, etc., with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
PAT DICESARE: Concert promoter and songwriter; played a pivotal role in bringing the Beatles to the Civic Arena in September 1964. Co-founded DiCesare-Engler Productions (DE) with Rich Engler in 1973, one of the top-grossing concert promoters in the U.S., bringing great music to Western PA for over 20 years. DE’s venue, the Stanley Theatre, was named the top mid-sized concert theater in the country by Billboard Magazine.
C. Legacy Legends (Solo performer or band with 40+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
(Note: The most successful iteration of the band is the one being honored.)
THE SKYLINERS: Many lists of the top all-time Doo Wop songs rank “Since I Don’t Have You” as the number four ballad, and also include “This I Swear,” another major Skyliners’ song. Other top hits include “Pennies from Heaven,” “It Happened Today,” “Close Your Eyes,” and “Comes Love.”
D. Music Broadcaster Legends (DJ or VJ with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
SEAN MCDOWELL: Has been at WDVE, Pittsburgh’s leading rock radio station, for nearly 23 years, where he’s been the very popular afternoon drive DJ since April, 1993. He’s spent his entire radio career in the Pittsburgh area since joining WYDD in 1978. He’s a rock ‘n’ roll and radio fan and historian, with a wealth of knowledge – especially about Pittsburghers.The third annual signature Awards celebration will be held at STAGE AE on the North Shore on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The event takes on even more significance this year as an official partner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Bicentennial® Celebration. For the third year, UPMC CancerCenter/UPMC Health Plan are lead sponsors. Tickets are on sale now!

THE VOTES ARE IN! Rock and roll fans have spoken by submitting their ballots in four very hotly contested categories between February 10 and February 22 to select the newest inductees for the 2016 Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards! The honorees selected by the Legends Academy of Voters and public fan voters are as follows:

A. Modern Era Legends (Solo performer or band with 20+ years in the business – 2 inductees)
JOE GRUSHECKY: A 2014 Heinz History Center History Maker, Grushecky is a prolific songwriter, singer and guitarist who’s released 18 albums as the leader of the Iron City Houserockers or as a solo artist, often co-writing and appearing with Bruce Springsteen, who’s called him “a tremendous musician and writer.”
BILLY PRICE: East coast blue-eyed soul man who’s entertained audiences for decades; has released 15 albums. An institution in Pittsburgh and blues clubs all along the East Coast, he toured nationally as lead singer for guitarist Roy Buchanan for three years, and was vocalist on Buchanan’s LPs. He was recently nominated for best soul blues album in the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards, for his collaborative album “This Time for Real” with soul legend Otis Clay.
B. Music Industry Professional Legends (Producer, promoter, manager, etc., with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
PAT DICESARE: Concert promoter and songwriter; played a pivotal role in bringing the Beatles to the Civic Arena in September 1964. Co-founded DiCesare-Engler Productions (DE) with Rich Engler in 1973, one of the top-grossing concert promoters in the U.S., bringing great music to Western PA for over 20 years. DE’s venue, the Stanley Theatre, was named the top mid-sized concert theater in the country by Billboard Magazine.
C. Legacy Legends (Solo performer or band with 40+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
(Note: The most successful iteration of the band is the one being honored.)
THE SKYLINERS: Many lists of the top all-time Doo Wop songs rank “Since I Don’t Have You” as the number four ballad, and also include “This I Swear,” another major Skyliners’ song. Other top hits include “Pennies from Heaven,” “It Happened Today,” “Close Your Eyes,” and “Comes Love.”
D. Music Broadcaster Legends (DJ or VJ with 20+ years in the business – 1 inductee)
SEAN MCDOWELL: Has been at WDVE, Pittsburgh’s leading rock radio station, for nearly 23 years, where he’s been the very popular afternoon drive DJ since April, 1993. He’s spent his entire radio career in the Pittsburgh area since joining WYDD in 1978. He’s a rock ‘n’ roll and radio fan and historian, with a wealth of knowledge – especially about Pittsburghers.The third annual signature Awards celebration will be held at STAGE AE on the North Shore on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The event takes on even more significance this year as an official partner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Bicentennial® Celebration. For the third year, UPMC CancerCenter/UPMC Health Plan are lead sponsors. Tickets are on sale now!
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Fall Newsletter

Robin : Posted on October 6, 2015 4:48 pm : News, Newsletter

Click here for the Fall Newsletter!


Bringing Art Therapy to YOU!

Robin : Posted on October 1, 2015 1:34 pm : News, Upcoming Programs

The following dates and locations will be offered as our new Live Well Program this Fall in an effort to share our Wellness Program closer to your neighborhood. Brant Meehan, Center’s Art Therapist will facilitate these programs.

North Hills

AHN Wexford Health & Wellness Pavilion
October 26, 5:00-6:00 pm

South Hills

St. Clair Hospital
November 12, 7:00-9:00 pm

North Side

Allegheny General Hospital (breast cancer support group)
October 26, 5:30-7:00 pm

*for women only

Please call 412-622-1212 to register.

 


NEW General Cancer Support Group in Wexford!

Robin : Posted on June 11, 2015 7:52 pm : News

Beginning Monday, September 28, NEW General Cancer Support Group in Wexford will meet on the 4th Monday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at the AHN Health and Wellness Pavilion led by Beth Madrishin, BA, RT. Please register for the first time by calling the Cancer Caring Center at 412 622 1212.


Jeans, Jewels and Jazz!

Robin : Posted on April 17, 2015 5:25 pm : Events, News, Uncategorized

Jeans, Jewels and Jazz!

Thursday, June 4, 2015
Left Field Meeting Space
116 Federal Street, North Shore

Click here for all of the info!

 


Nevillewood Magazaine

Robin : Posted on March 3, 2015 5:03 pm : Events, News


Congratulations, Phyllis Comer!

Robin : Posted on February 5, 2015 2:07 pm : News, Uncategorized

Congratulations to board member, Phyllis Comer for winning the 2015 BusinessWomen First Awards sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times!


SAVE THE DATE: PITTSBURGH ROCK ‘N ROLL LEGENDS AWARDS SET FOR APRIL 23; SECOND ANNUAL EVENT TO INDUCT WINNERS IN THREE CATEGORIES

Robin : Posted on January 22, 2015 3:02 pm : Events, News, Uncategorized

CONTACT:  Rebecca Whitlinger
Cancer Caring Center

 (O) 412-622-1212 (C) 412-418-7486
rebecca@cancercaring.org

RELEASE:    Immediate

SAVE THE DATE: PITTSBURGH ROCK ‘N ROLL LEGENDS AWARDS SET FOR APRIL 23; SECOND ANNUAL EVENT TO INDUCT WINNERS IN THREE CATEGORIES

“Rock ‘N Rolling Over Cancer” Moves from January to April in Anticipation of Larger Turnout;

Expanded Voting Process Engages Music Industry Pros and Fans

 

PITTSBURGH – JANUARY 22, 2015 – The Second Annual PITTSBURGH ROCK ‘N ROLL LEGENDS AWARDS,**

is set for Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Hard Rock Café, Station Square. UPMC and UPMC Health Plan are once again title sponsors for this rockin’ awards celebration and fundraiser that honors the tremendously talented individuals and organizations that have contributed to the rich history of rock and roll music in Pittsburgh, while raising money for the Pittsburgh-based Cancer Caring Center. The event, dubbed “Rock ‘N Rolling over Cancer,” was first held in January, 2014, with the induction of legendary concert promoter Rich Engler.

To build on this solid foundation, a comprehensive nomination and voting process has been instituted, whereby a “class” of three individuals or groups will be inducted as Legends this year and beyond. A prestigious panel of local music industry professionals, including producers and promoters, educators, historians, industry executives, media and others has been assembled as the Legends Nominating Committee. Their charge is to identify the categories to be honored, develop the criteria for each category, research a lengthy list of local candidates who meet the criteria, and to ultimately put forth the slate for voting.

The Legends categories to be honored are:

  • Modern Era Legends (Groups or solo artists with 20+ years in the business)
  • Non-performer/music professional (Individuals with 20+ years in the business)
  • Legacy Legends (Groups or solo artists with 40+ years in the business)

Note: The most successful iteration of any nominated band will be the one inducted.

In addition to empanelling the Nominating Committee, the Legends Awards is assembling an Academy of Voters, comprised of hundreds of other knowledgeable, local music industry professionals. The Academy of Voters and the general public will vote on the nominees put forth by the Nominating Committee. The slate of nominees and their credentials will be announced in February when voting begins, along with information on how and where to vote. Voting will be open for several weeks and winners will be announced in March.

“This expanded approach allows us to involve thousands of people in the voting process – from local music industry pros to the general public – enabling everyone to participate in the selection,” according to Rebecca Whitlinger, executive director of the Cancer Caring Center. “We hope all local rock and roll fans will vote and help us select the next Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends.”

Event organizers also moved this year’s awards celebration to late April, to accommodate what’s expected to be a larger crowd than last year, allowing for use of the outdoor space behind the Hard Rock Café, providing more creative options for the entertainment and festivities.

The event will feature special VIPs; musical guests and performances from local all-star musicians; a commemorative Hard Rock Cafe collectible pin created especially for the event; specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction. Auction items collected so far include event tickets, gift certificates and many autographed items from sports and music legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, KISS, Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Joe Perry, Santana, Johnny Bench and others. Additionally, this year’s event will include a fashion component and other surprises.

Tickets for the event go on sale online in February. Prices will be the same as last year: $200 for VIP and $150 for General Admission. Guests may also call the Center anytime to purchase tickets in advance at 412-622-1212.

For more information about the Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards, or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or donating an auction prize, visit www.cancercaring.org or call 412-622-1212.

About the Pittsburgh Rock ‘n Roll Legends Awards

**The Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Legends Awards (initially launched as the Pittsburgh Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame), created as a local registry rather than a museum, honors the tremendously talented individuals and organizations that have contributed to the rich history of rock and roll in Pittsburgh. Given the success of the first event and its long-term potential, the name was modified slightly to assure there’s no confusion between the event and the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is very supportive of the Legends celebration.

Organizers of the Legends Awards and a team of leading local musicians and industry experts have created an entity that will, over time, recognize many individuals who have played an integral role in making rock and roll music part of the fabric of life in Western Pennsylvania.

A permanent Legends display, created by Wendell August Forge, features a painting of the city skyline by highly regarded local artist Johno Prascak, which hangs at the Hard Rock Café in Station Square. It will be updated as new Legends members are inducted. Follow the Legends on Facebook and Twitter, and watch for the Legends website coming soon.

About the Cancer Caring Center

Since 1988, the Center has been a Pittsburgh-based charity, providing free emotional and social support services to patients and their families. They help those affected by a cancer diagnosis move forward, by offering a wide variety of programming. Services include neighborhood support groups throughout the area, individual and couples counseling, a telephone helpline, a Food Bank for qualifying patients, Reiki, art therapy, “Live Well with Cancer” newsletters, programs and much more. The Center also sponsors Pet Therapy for children at Animal Friends and support groups for children who have a family member with cancer.

For more information, visit www.cancercaring.org. Follow on Twitter and on Facebook.

Download a copy of the press release

Download an event sponsorship form

Download an event donor form

 

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Join us at the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon!

Robin : Posted on January 6, 2015 9:09 pm : Events, News

Have you ever wanted to run a race?  This could be your 2015 goal!  How about a “run to fund” race?  What’s that?  Well, keep reading, my friend!

The Center is proud to be a Contributing Charity for the Pittsburgh Marathon with a fundraising goal of $7,500.  All funds will be crucial in providing our clients with a much-needed care package from our Food Bank that includes a case of Ensure.  The Center has been providing free support services to cancer patients and families in Western PA  since 1988! Won’t you “run to fund” so that local cancer patients don’t have to confront cancer alone or have to decide
between medication or groceries.

1. Purchase your race entry through www.pittsburghmarathon.com (You can choose from any of the races: full, half, 5K, relay, Kids walk or pet walk)
2. Visit the Center’s Crowdrise page
3. Click “Fundraise for this Campaign”
4. Log into your Crowdrise account OR create a Crowdrise account
5. Complete the information
6. Share your fundraising page with friends, family and Facebook

We are here to help with any fundraising questions or ideas that you have.  Call us at 412-622-1212 or email us at info@cancercaring.org.  Thank you!

#RunnerOfSTEEL! #GameOnPGH


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