Monday, November 08, 2010

Playing for Change

A grateful patient of ours has created a benefit featuring Playing for Change live in concert on November 17th at Symphony Hall. All proceeds will support lung cancer research here at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The patient writes:

I am Judy Roberts, a BAC lung cancer survivor and grateful patient of BIDMC. Lung cancer survivorship comprises a small group, and in an effort to change this, we are “orchestrating” a music event at Symphony Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m.

In 2006, my life hit “black ice” when I received a cancer diagnosis whereby the force of terror was palpable. Further, as a lifelong non-smoker, being called “an enigma” did not serve to quell my fears. Soon after, surgery stimulated me to boldly attempt to mold the face of lung cancer, create awareness/disturbance through illustrating the stunning contrast between lung cancer statistics versus all other cancers, hoping to contribute in changing its trajectory.

The concert is “
Playing for Change," based on Grammy Award winner Mark Johnson’s music documentary where street musicians from around the world not only are playing for change$$, but playing TO change their community, the world. The symmetry of this world music and its mission aligns with the towering research that lies ahead for Dr. Costa [my doctor] and others. It all starts with change.

It’s not what we have, but what we give that defines us in life.

For tickets, click here.

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