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N.Y. Mets' Omar Minaya Recognized at National Brain Cancer Organization's 3rd Annual Gala.



NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
, June 9 /PRNewswire/ --
  WHAT:   Voices Against Brain Cancer's (VABC) third annual fundraising
          event which will honor New Yorkers impacted personally by brain
          cancer. VABC is working to advance the progress towards a cure and
          support the medical research and clinical trials critical to the
          eradication of the disease. For more information about the
          organization or to purchase gala tickets please visit
          http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org/

  WHERE:  Hammerstein Ballroom
          311 West 34th Street
          New York City

  WHEN:   Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6:00pm - 10:00pm E.T.

  WHO:    -- Kirstin Cole, CBS 2 News, Master of Ceremonies

          -- Omar Minaya, General Manager of the New York Mets; 2008 Voices
             Award Recipient

          -- Lynn Kohlman, Model and Photographer and formerly DKNY Fashion
             Director; Brain Cancer Survivor; 2008 Voices Against Brain
             Cancer Courage Award Recipient

          -- Susan Pannullo, MD, Director of Neuro Oncology in the
             Department of Neurological Surgery at N.Y. Presbyterian
             Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; 2008 Gary Lichtenstein
             Humanitarian Award Recipient

          -- David Bailey, Musician, 12-year Brain Cancer Survivor; 2008
             Voices Against Brain Cancer Courage Award Recipient

  WHY:    According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 22,000 new
          cases from brain and other nervous system tumors are estimated in
          the United States this year alone with over 13,000 resulting in
          deaths.

  Sara Spiro
  The Glover Park Group
  3299 K Street NW, Suite 500
  Washington, DC 20007
  202.295.0117 (Direct Line)
  202.337.9137 (Fax)
  sspiro@gloverparkgroup.com



CONTACT: Sara Spiro of The Glover Park Glover Park is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., about a half mile north of Georgetown and just west of the Vice Presidential Mansion and the U.S. Naval Observatory.  Group, +1-202-295-0117, Fax, +1-202-337-9137, sspiro@gloverparkgroup.com

Web site: http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org/
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