There will be a benefit to introduce the community to the new charity, Believe In The Cure, at Church Of Our Savior, 471 Crosby Street, in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 5:00pm. Tickets are $40 each ($50 each after December 15th or at the door) which includes authentic Greek food (appetizers, beverages, dinner, dessert and coffee). Tickets can be purchased on the website at http://www.believeinthecure.org by credit card or through PayPal.
Founded in June 2011, by Joanne Filina, after a personal battle with Leukemia (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), Believe in the Cure's mission is to fund the research, education, and prevention of cancer. Believe In The Cure is raising funding for adolescent and young adult cancer research including but not limited to The Solove Research Center at The James Cancer Center in Columbus Ohio. Among its other missions are to help provide medical bill relief for those suffering from cancer.
Says Ms. Filina, "You must believe in the cure for there to be a cure. It's as important to stay healthy on the inside as it is on the outside, which includes choosing healthy foods and creating and maintaining positivity and wellness in our lives. Cancer prevention is the cure for which we strive."
The Believe In The Cure's January 12 event will feature guest speakers Dr. Joseph Flynn and Dr. Nick Parasson. Dr. Joseph Flynn of The James Cancer Center OSU Medical Center; he specializes in CLL, Lymphadenopathy, and researches therapeutics for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma as the quality of life for survivors. Dr. Nick Parasson of Summit Natural Wellness Center Akron, is a licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Physician.
Singer-songwriter Jann Klose, who started his career in Youngstown, will be the featured performer. He sings Tim Buckley's parts in the upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY, and his music is heard on the GRAMMY-nominated album, HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT: GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT, on MTV's CRIBS, and in the Paul Sorvino's movie, DEAD BROKE.
The Believe in the Cure benefit will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Special donations for the auction and raffle are being sought from community businesses.