NYC United Against Cancer
Dance Against Cancer
On Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7 p.m., volunteers from four of the American Cancer Society’s signature distinguished events, Dance Against Cancer, Coaches vs. Cancer Dinner Benefit, Hope Lodge Bash, Financial Services Cares Gala, will come together as one for the American Cancer Society Presents: NYC United Against Cancer.
During the event, Dance Against Cancer will present a world-premiere performance choreographed by Fredrick Earl Mosley, featuring professional dancers from New York City Ballet (Ashley Bouder, India Bradley, Tiler Peck, Daniel Ulbricht), American Ballet Theatre (Gabe Stone Shayer), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Clifton Brown, Patrick Coker, Jacquelin Harris, Chalvar Monteiro, Constance Stamatiou), independent dancers Coral Dolphin and Alison Stroming, among others.
Singer Rachel Platten will also perform and celebrity chef Bobby Flay will demonstrate the perfect cocktail for fall in New York. ABC7NY Eyewitness News anchor Sade Baderinwa will emcee.
Additional appearances will be made by Gary Shedlin, CFO, BlackRock; Dalvin Tomlinson, NY Giants; Tom Wipf, Vice Chair Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley; Dr. Tarika James, Chief Medical Officer, LIFQHC; Adam Fox, NY Rangers; Luke Voit, Adam Ottavino, NY Yankees; Amanda Zahui, NY Liberty; Eddie Olczyk, NBC Sportscaster; E.J. Hradek, NHL Network; Kevin Weekes, NHL Network Sportscaster; Coach Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Coach Rick Pitino, Iona; Coach Dayna Smith, Cornell.
This virtual benefit will highlight the Society’s work and community investments in New York City and New York State, while raising funds critically needed to continue this lifesaving work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public is also invited to bid on an array of silent auction items from September 24 to October 4 at NYCUnitedAgainstCancer.org. These items include golf packages, a bottle of Sinatra Select Whiskey, and a weekend away on the North Fork for the opportunity to learn the art of blending a bespoke botanical spirit.
NYC United Against Cancer is free to attend but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.NYCUnitedAgainstCancer.org. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, visit www.NYCUnitedAgainstCancer.org or text NYCUNITED to 44-321.
About Dance Against Cancer
Co-producers and longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht conceived Dance Against Cancer in 2010 to unite the dance community around the fight against cancer. They both have close ties to the cause as Fogarty lost her father in 2011 after a seven-year battle with colon cancer and Ulbricht lost his mother in 2015 after a battle with uterine cancer. With so many of their close friends and family sharing stories of their own relation to the disease, the desire to do something grew into what is now a gala benefit for the work that the American Cancer Society does through research initiatives as well as patient and family service programs. Since its inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised more than $2 million in support of the American Cancer Society. More information can be found at dacny.org.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle.
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