Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Fitting Tribute

Last night, I attended the Janice Lopez Ovarian Cancer Foundation's (JLOCF) Concert for a Cure to support ovarian cancer education and research. I have been friends with the Lopez family since 2006 when our families met to hang teal ribbons in Edison, NJ at the beginning of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Both Janice and I were diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2005. Sadly she passed away in 2009. But Team JLO continues to honor her through the wonderful works of their Foundation.

Before the Concert began Dr Lorna Rodriguez , Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey talked about Precision Medicine and the efforts made to treat the mutations found in various types of ovarian cancers.

The Concert was performed by the ENCORE Orchestra of New Jersey. What an amazing and talented orchestra. They performed songs from a number of Broadway shows and films including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Le Miserables, Into The Woods and Lion King just to name a few. It is hard to pick a favorite but my top two were  Star(Le Miserables) and In Whatever Time We Have (Children of Eden)

Below are some photos from the concert.
Jenna Ravenda, Julie Galorenzo, Katherine Acosta- At the Ballet

Keith White - Star

Shari Gill - Momma Will Provide

Marc Dahlia & Jenna Rivenda - In Whatever Time We Have

Felica Moss Eaton - Amazing Grace

It was an incredible event and I look forward to attending next year's concert .

Every Day is a Blessing!Blessed to have heard the beautiful music of the ENCORE Orchestra.

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