MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- A U2 tribute band will perform at the Wednesday, Nov. 2 Pediatric Foundation gala.
The foundation, based in Mamaroneck, fights pediatric cancer.
Rock The Cure Annual Gala at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase will feature the legendary rock music performed by New York City's Unforgettable Fire.
Live and silent auctions and food and drink are all planned.
The gala is expected to draw hundreds of loyal supporters and rock ‘n' roll fans, young philanthropists and advocates for pediatric cancer awareness, said a release.
The gala will raise money for research, equipment/ instruments and patient/parent care for doctors at the hospitals the foundation supports. These include New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center, Feinstein Institute of Medical Research - Northwell Health, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and Comer Children’s Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences.
“The goal of our gala is to help raise awareness and much needed funds to fight childhood cancers. More than 2,300 children (from birth to 21 years of age) will die each year from cancer, the causes of which are still unknown, and our funding helps critical research to attack this issue,” said Bonnie Shyer, foundation president.
This year’s event will be in memory of Paul Ulysses Jimenez, a 10 year-old Westchester boy who died in January from a rare form of cancer in the skeletal muscles called Rhabdomyosarcoma.
“Paul’s life and his parents’ effort to help their son fight cancer are an inspiration to all of us at PCF,” Shyer said. “We are thankful for the life he led and the example he set, and are honored to host this year’s gala in his memory."
For tickets, click here or call Nancy Joselson at (914) 777-3127.