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Support-apalooza: Grand Prix New York To Host Musical Spring Fundraiser For Support Connection.
Facility NewsRocking Good Time to Help Support Connection Provide Vital Services to People With Breast and Ovarian Cancer



Support Connection, a Yorktown Heights-based not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, will be the beneficiary of a rocking Spring fundraiser hosted by Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco on April 12, 2013, from 7:00 pm until 11:00pm. Admission is $20. Other fundraising efforts will include a 50/50 and raffle prizes.



“We have hosted many major charity events at Grand Prix New York, but this one particularly hits home for a lot of people,” said Nat Mundy, Vice President of Grand Prix New York. “The prevalence of breast and ovarian cancer is astonishing but it’s comforting to know that there are wonderful organizations like Support Connection who provide services to help people cope.”



Corporate Audio Visual Services of Elmsford, providers of professional sound and multimedia services for any event, will be donating the sound system and staging for the event along with the services of DJ Storm, who will keep the dance floor hopping between sets.



Several musical acts will donate their time to help make the evening special. Headlining the evening will be Vintage Vinyl, a three-piece band that specializes in deep cuts from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Boomer Baby will perform classic jingles and TV show theme songs; Fast Eddie and the Silver Sharks play classic rock and rocking blues. Hank Cash and Friends will play an eclectic set featuring contemporary dance music and down-home blues and The Hooligans plan to perform a few power punk songs.



According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the US today. Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers. About 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. If ovarian cancer is found and treated before spreading outside the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is about 90%.However, only 20% of all ovarian cancers are found at this early stage.



Founded in 1996, Support Connection provides one-on-one peer counseling, workshops, wellness classes, public education outreach and referral services to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer – along with friends and families – in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Their toll-free support and information line (1-800-532-4290) helps people across the United States. With Support Connection, no one living with breast or ovarian cancer has to face the condition alone.



“Support Connection is grateful to Grand Prix New York and the musicians for helping a good cause,” said Katherine Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection. “These events play an important role in raising awareness among Hudson Valley residents and allow us to reach out to members of the community who might be in need of our support services.”



From the time it opened in 2008, Grand Prix New York has been actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts, helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile events.



About Support Connection

Support Connection, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through their toll-free hotline and website they serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; public educational programs; information; referral services and a toll-free cancer information and support hotline (1-800-532-4290.) Support groups and other programs are often offered outside of business hours at convenient locations in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402.



About Grand Prix New York:

Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco, New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square-foot facility that offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl (a 19-lane bowling center and special events services); Fuel restaurant and bar, with award-winning catering; an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at www.gpny.com.
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