to host North Carolina Cares Benefit April 28th
Who frontman and non-profit’s co-founder to help raise funds for specialized Teenage Cancer Care Units throughout North Carolina.
Every hour, one young American receives a cancer diagnosis. That’s why Teen Cancer America (TCA), a nationwide nonprofit designed to help hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care, is presenting North Carolina Cares, an evening of food, music and philanthropy hosted by TCA founder and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey. All proceeds from the event, taking place at 6.00pm on Thursday, April 28 at the Raleigh Convention Center, will benefit future Teen Cancer America units in hospitals throughout North Carolina.
The event will include a VIP reception with Roger Daltrey and friends, dinner, a live auction, raffle prizes and entertainment from bluegrass superstars The Hillbenders and Las Vegas’ own Marvelless Mark. Prizes include Signed The Who/music memorabilia, VIP meet and greet tickets for The Who Hits 50! Tour, and much more. Sponsorships are now available, including reserved tables for 10 for $3,000. For more information on sponsorships, visit http://specialeventco.
Legendary rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend formed TCA in 2012, with the goal of providing every American teen cancer patient the highest standard in treatment. As the leading authorities in the field, TCA is delivering a proven medical blueprint to hospitals across the United States, providing young cancer patients revolutionary changes in policy, treatment and health management, as well as state-of-the-art facilities. Current TCA units are in development at hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee; New York; New Haven, Connecticut; Cleveland; Boston; Philadelphia; Tampa, Florida, and Forth Worth, Texas.
The units supported by the North Carolina Cares event will provide a hospital venue where teen cancer patients can be medically treated with their peers. These units also include a TCA lounge where teens can escape from the harsh realities of cancer and interact with outside friends and family. Each TCA lounge features computers, pool tables, plasma TV’s, movies and video games for interactive play.
“The leadership that Gov. McCrory and the North Carolina business community are demonstrating in support of TCA’s mission to provide age-specific support to their teens will set a benchmark for other states to follow,” said Roger Daltrey. “I am so thankful for the support and happy to be able to join the business leaders, healthcare professionals, and most importantly, North Carolina’s patients and survivors in April to kick off this initiative.”
“Teen Cancer America is the only organization dedicated to improving the lives and survival rate of teens and young adults battling cancer,” said Sally Webb Berry, Teen Cancer America Board Member. “North Carolina Cares will be essential in supporting TCA units that help teens facing a battle with cancer with bravery and the expert medical care they need. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a night of fun with rock legend Roger Daltrey, and support a cause that touches every one of our lives in some way.”