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2011 Florida Benefit Concert
2011 Sounding Off For A Cure

The first annual Sounding Off For A Cure was held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater. Funds raised from the Benefit Concert will go toward research to find a cure for brain cancer. A huge thank you to everybody who attended, donated, volunteered, and performed!The event featured a full roster of musicial performers who’ve been affected by brain cancer:

  • The Beach Boys (Founding member Carl Wilson passed away from brain cancer in1998)
  • Lou Gramm of Foreigner (brain cancer survivor)
  • The Osmond Brothers (Wayne Osmond is a brain cancer survivor)
  • Gloria Gaynor (her brother in law is a brain cancer survivor)
  • Accompanied By: The Frost School of Music Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Shelly Berg, Dean of the Frost School of Music.
  • Tribute musicians also performed in memory of artists who have passed away from brain cancer: George Harrison (performed by Anthology)Celia Cruz (performed by Aymee Nuviola), Bob Marley (performed by his son Ky-mani Marley) and Nara Leão (performed by Rose Max).
  • The event’s VJ was Psyber Pixie (world’s leading female VJ).

The following individuals were honored with awards at the concert: 

  • Joseph D. Rosenblatt, MD (Interim Director at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami) with the 2011 Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award
  • Pedro Martinez (Major League Baseball All Star) with the 2011 Voices Award
  • Jorge Plasencia (Chairman and CEO of República and Co-Founder of Amigos for Kids) with the 2011 Vision of Hope Award
  • Jon StollIn Memoriam (Founder, Fantasma Productions) with the 2011 Sounding Off For A Cure Award, accepted by his son Jesse Stoll
  • 2011 Courage Awards were presented to individuals who have bravely battled brain cancer.


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We are still accepting event-related donations:

If you are interested in sponsoring this VABC event or would like to serve on the Volunteer Committee, please contact Jill Brooks Martinez. 

Check out some videos of the event by clicking below!


Benefit Concert Photo Gallery


Voices Against Brain Cancer is a not-for-profit public charity recognized by the IRS under 501 (c) (3)