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2011 New York Benefit Concert
2011 Sounding Off For A Cure
VABC’s sixth annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, was held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at The Hammerstein in New York City. Funds raised from the event will go toward research to find a cure for brain cancer.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to YOU - the donors, attendees, sponsors, and supporters. Because of you, we raised over $900,000 for brain cancer research and support programs.

Live performances and celebrity guests:

  • Tony Danza - Master of Ceremonies
  • Lou Gramm of Foreigner
  • Accompanied by Havana San Juan Symphony Orchestra directed by Louis Bauzo
  • Featuring tributes to Bob Marley, George Harrison and Celia Cruz

We are proud to have presented awards to the following individuals:

  • Tracy T. Batchelor, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School) with the 2011 Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award
  • Pedro Martinez (Major League Baseball Star) with the 2011 Voices Award
  • The Goldenberg, Rhein & Shapiro Families with the 2011 Vision of Hope Award
  • Marc Anthony with the first ever Sounding Off For The Cure Award
  • Eden Burkhardt and Corrine Swineford with the 2011 Caregiver Awards
  • Avis Richards with the 2011 Ambassador Award
  • Adam Miller with the 2011 Young Leader Award

The event chairs were Jennifer & Andrew Hoine, Charmi & Wayne Mirsky, Todd Gold, and Steven Sadoff.

We are proud to have presented 2011 Courage Awards to these individuals who have bravely battled brain cancer and brain tumors: Christian Betencourt, Michael Bloomberg, Jamie Clouser, Janice Durham, Laren V. Farber MD,  Amy Leiken, Freddy Lugo, Aaron Serrano, and Sam Sneed.

Watch Marc Anthony’s acceptance video:


Post-Event Media:

Click here to watch a video of Tony Danza discussing VABC. [link will open in a new window]

Click here to download a letter from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. [PDF will open in new window]

Click here to watch Kelly LeBrock and Avis Richards discussing the NY concert on Good Day New York [link will open in a new window]

We would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Dinner and desserts prepared by a selection of New York’s great restaurants and cocktails by a variety of fine spirit companies:


We are still accepting donations — please click a button below to contribute:

Click here to view photos from last year’s event.

Special thanks go to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers who continue to make this evening possible. If you are interested in sponsoring a VABC event or would like to serve on the Volunteer Committee, please call us at 212.340.1340. 

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