In Concert for Cancer
Michele Abrams, Founder, Executive Producer
City of Hope
Andy Gelb/Julia Rossen
Streaming on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 5 P.M. PST / 8 P.M. EST
Celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder with an all-star lineup featuring Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Kenny Lattimore, Judith Hill, Danny Seraphine, Tony Grant and Nisan Stewart
DUARTE, Calif.— Today, music-centric charity In Concert for Cancer (ICFC) announced its 10th Anniversary Music Celebration, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. PST, which will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook. Half of the proceeds from the virtual event will benefit the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization. The special anniversary concert will celebrate the music of Stevie Wonder and will feature musical luminaries Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Kenny Lattimore, Judith Hill, Danny Seraphine and Tony Grant—backed by a world-class 12-piece band led by musical director and drummer Nisan Stewart.
“Stevie is a living legend and an inspiration to the world,” said ICFC founder Michele Abrams. “His music means so much to everyone. His songs affirm the importance and power of love, unity, community, equality and hope. We are honored to celebrate Stevie and feel that performing his songs is the perfect way to commemorate our milestone 10-year cancer fight.”
Celebrating its 10th year, ICFC presents live and virtual concert events and music programs that unite, inspire and offer hope to cancer patients, survivors and communities nationwide. Their programs raise awareness and funding for groundbreaking cancer treatment, research and patient programs. ICFC is supported by Presenting Sponsor Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gold Sponsors Seattle Genetics, DW Drums and Professional Benefit Services, and Production Sponsors Centerstaging and VOLT Lighting. To learn more about ICFC, visit InConcertforCancer.org.
City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine is a multidisciplinary team working together to ensure cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones never have to face the challenges involved with cancer alone. City of Hope provides an integrated array of supportive care services and programs that address the many physical and emotional issues that can arise during and after treatment. Their specialized staff work together to assist patients and their family members who may be experiencing pain, anxiety, depression, isolation and the turbulence that can accompany an unexpected diagnosis and serious illness. City of Hope’s method of providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer care not only serves as a model for other supportive care programs nationwide, but it is also proven to make life better and more manageable for patients, their families and friends.
“Having supported ICFC since day one, I could not be more proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary year,” said GRAMMY-winning saxophonist and ICFC Advisory Board member, Dave Koz. “We all know someone affected by cancer, and we also know the incredible power of music to bring us together in spirit and song. Music inspires us, heals us and gives us hope. On behalf of our entire ICFC family, I’m honored to support the important work of City of Hope and their Department of Supportive Care Medicine. As City of Hope has personally cared for my family members in the past, I know these folks are the real deal — providing vital and meaningful care for patients and families who need it most.”
“City of Hope’s Department of Supportive Care Medicine is deeply grateful to In Concert for Cancer for providing this amazing opportunity to advance our unique approach to cancer care,” said William Dale M.D., Ph.D, the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine. “Our world-class Department of Supportive Care Medicine provides cancer patients and families with an exceptional array of interdisciplinary services and programs that address the multitude of physical, emotional, social and spiritual issues that arise during and after treatment.”
In conjunction with this year’s streaming concert event, ICFC is hosting an online music-centric auction, filled with one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
To register for the online auction, visit ICFC’s auction site: www.bidpal.net/ICFC10
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona. Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) became a part of City of Hope in 2016. AccessHopeTM, a subsidiary launched in 2019, serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to NCI-designated cancer center expertise. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
About In Concert for Cancer
ICFC is a music-centric charity that shares the inspirational power of live music performances and experiences with communities nationwide. Their programs raise awareness and funding for lifesaving clinical trials, research and patient programs. With a deep belief that music unites us, heals us and lifts us up, ICFC music programs provide a sense of support and togetherness to lift spirits and provide hope-filled progress updates to cancer fighters, survivors, caregivers and communities.