What: Carnegie Hall, a historic venue that has featured some of the world’s greatest musicians, will be the venue for the “A Cappella for a Cure.” This performance by groups from three top universities will include unique vocal pieces to benefit the cutting-edge research supported by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF).
Why: Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15- to 29-years-old. Nearly 69,000 Americans were diagnosed in 2009 alone. There are very few treatment options available for those with advanced melanoma, and more research is urgently needed. The MRF is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the U.S., and is committed to funding medical research to find effective treatments and eventually a cure. Funds from the concert will go towards new research efforts.
Who: The Harvard Krokodiloes, the Princeton Tigertones and the Yale Whiffenpoofs
When: 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010
Where: Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Tickets go on sale March 8 for $30, $60 and $120. Visit www.carnegiehall.org or call CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 to reserve yours today.