BUZz: Rayvon Tribute To Bob Marley To Benefit Brain Cancer Research!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) hosted its sixth annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The goal is to raise over $1 million dollars for brain cancer research.  The well-attended event was full of information about brain cancer, provided awards to the 2011 recipients, held auctions, and had live performances and tributes, including Rayvon’s musical tribute to Bob Marley

Rayvon performed hit songs of the reggae icon such as Is This Love, Could You Be Loved, and One Love while the audience swayed to the music and sang along. The tribute was done in fine style and GTC was very proud to be represented so eloquently!

Among the many media present, Rayvon was interviewed by Hosts Chip Smith of Caribbean Billboard and Ka’Ja of Caribbean International Network (CIN) who asked Ravyon about his support of the event as well as his self-titled album, Rayvon, which includes the hit single Back It Up. Rayvon said, “I am happy to be part of this event and to show my support for the brain cancer survivors. It is very uplifting to see such an outpour of support. It is so important to always get an overall check-up to ensure that one’s health is good.”
In addition to Rayvon, celebrities include: Actor Tony Danza (best known for his role on Taxi and Who’s the Boss) was the Master of Ceremonies; Foreigner’s lead singer, Lou Gramm, performed his smash hit I Want To Know What Love Is among other songs: Havana San Juan, an 18 piece orchestra, performed an exciting tribute to the Legendary Celia Cruz while Latin Dancers performed to entertain the crowd; and BritishMania, a Beatles Tribute Band, who played the era of the 60’s. Music producer and rapper, Sam Sneed, closed the show with a wonderful rap performance of his brain cancer testimony.

As previously mentioned, awards was presented. Among those being honored were Singer Marc Anthony and Baseball Pitcher Pedro Martinez. Below (pictured) is the Mercado family who lost family member Ralph Mercado to brain cancer. Mr. Mercado was a well-known music and party promoter from Brooklyn, NY. They received a Courage Award in his honor.

In closing, please remember that a simple headache or migraine can be much more, so please make sure to get checked out. Your health is very important not only to you but those who love and care about you.

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