THE 1ST ANNUAL FLORIDA “SOUNDING OFF FOR A CURE” BENEFIT CONCERT Benefiting the Research & Support of Programs Associated with Brain Cancer Special Performances by The Beach Boys, Gloria Gaynor, Lou Gramm and The Osmond Bothers

On Thursday, April 14th at The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre guests will gather together to raise money to benefit Voices Against Brain Cancer. Voice Against Brain Cancer is a foundation dedicated to finding a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease. The foundation’s first event in South Florida, “Sounding Off For a Cure” is the vision of Founder, Mario Lichtenstein, and his family after they lost their son and brother, Gary Lichtenstein, after his battle with brain cancer that sadly took his life in 2003 within the first year of his diagnosis at the young age of 24.

“We’ve lost great minds to brain cancer. Use yours to help us find the cure today.”  –  Mario Lichtenstein, Founder of Voices Against Brain Cancer.

The star-studded benefit will feature performances by artists whose lives have all been effected by brain cancer including The Beach Boys (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees), Gloria Gaynor (Grammy Award Winning Artist), Lou Gramm (Singer & Songwriter & former ‘Foreigner’ lead vocalist), and The Osmond Bothers (People’s Choice Award Honorees). All of the evening’s performances will be accompanied by the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. Additionally, performers will make a special tribute to George Harrison, Celia Cruz, Bob Marley and Nara Leão, all of whom have lost the battle to brain cancer.  Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction followed by an unforgettable performance.

Additional event components will include a ceremony for the 2011 VABC Courage Awards which is presented to select individuals who have demonstrated tremendous courage in their fight against brain cancer. Other award recipients will include Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D. (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Miami’s Interim Director), Pedro Martinez (Former Major League Baseball All Star), Jorge Plasencia (Chairman and CEO of República) and Jesse Stoll (son of the founder of Fantasma Productions).

Voices Against Brain Cancer is a non-for-profit public charity/ one hundred percent of the ticket sales and auction proceeds will support innovative research and programs for brain cancer.

WHAT: Voices Against Brain Cancer, a 501-C3 organization, to host first Florida based benefit concert, “Sounding Off For a Cure.”

WHO: Performances by: The Beach Boys, Gloria Gaynor, Lou Gramm & The Osmond Brothers

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2011

7:00 PM

WHERE: The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater

1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

TICKETS: General Admission: $150.00 / VIP Tickets: $300.00

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 800.745.3000.

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