Monday, August 13, 2007


(Buffalo, NY) For the last four years, Ida Goeckel, a local female musician and breast cancer survivor, has organized the annual Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer music benefit. The 5th Anniversary of this endeavor is once again set to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Breast Care Center.

The event is to be held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Club Infinity (8166 Main St., Williamsville, N.Y.) Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with five area bands, featuring female members, who will donate their talent and perform starting at 8:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. This year we are privileged to have The Daughters of Creative Sound, a renowned WNY percussion ensemble, join us starting at 7:15 p.m. This year’s performers will be the finest the WNY area has to offer in the professional musical entertainment. They are the duo of Gretchen Schultz and Doug Morgano, Nikki Hicks and the Soul Music Souljas, The Patti Parks Band, and headliner, About Face. Prizes generously donated by local and national merchants will be raffled off throughout the show. Pre-sale tickets will be available at, Tops Markets outlets, and Club Infinity. Tickets and door admission will be $10.00.

This unique fundraiser, sanctioned by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and Team Cure donates 100% of the proceeds to Roswell Park’s Breast Care Clinic and Resource Center located at Elm and Carlton St. in Buffalo, N.Y. The mission of this benefit is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of breast cancer patients. The center provides patients with resources, research information, and treatment options related to breast cancer. In 2003, the program expanded its efforts to St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. Statistics now indicate that 1 in 8 women will be effected by breast cancer at one point in their lives. A smaller number of men are at risk as well. It is also the second leading cause of death in US women. Many strides and advances have been made in both the early detection and subsequent treatment for breast cancer patients. Continued studies and Research, just within the last 10-12 years, have greatly reduced the risk of recurrence and have given thousands of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer new hope for a bright future.

With greater concentration on pinpointing its cause and developing a cure, perhaps the next generation will no longer needlessly have to be concerned about the risk of breast cancer. The entire community is invited to support this worthy cause. For further information contact the F.M.F.B.C. benefit founder and organizer, Ms. Goeckel, at and be sure to visit .

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