We Will Rock You!

It’s that time of year again!  Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin’ is less than 100 days away!  Hopefully you have it marked on your calendar, but just in case, save the date for September 15, 2017 at Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT.

Last year was a tremendous success, thanks to all of you, and we are hoping to build our accomplishments.  We are excited to be returning to the Creek and I hope all of my readers will join us again.  This will be our fourth year hosting this fundraiser, and I am hopeful for another breakthrough year and to continue helping Yale by bringing a smile to their face, just as they did while delivering the news to me this past May.

Four years ago, when my family began this fundraiser, who could have thought that an event to raise funds for brain tumors would turn into a full blown celebration.  We have you to thank for that – for helping to turn a somber topic into a night of hope, fun, love and laughs.  So without further ado, the details to date…

Back by popular demand is the CT-based band, Wise Old Moon, featuring our own Stephen Cusano on the drums.   We’re also excited to announce our emcee for the evening: the River’s 105.9 Renee DeNino!  There will also be a great lineup of prizes and auction items, and of course, thanks to Al Mac Motors II, we’ll be raffling off a 50cc street scooter again this year.  This could be your year!

As a third party fundraiser for the Yale School of Medicine, and in particular the Yale Brain Tumor Center, we hope you will support us.  A special thank you to our sponsors to date: ShelfSpace Marketing, LLC; Carla’s Pasta; Dental Associates of North Haven; Arnold’s Jewelers; T’s Alterations; Beirne Wealth Consulting; Blum Shapiro; Henry, Raymond & Thompson; Bank of Montreal; People’s Bank; Stew Leonard’s; Sardilli Produce; and Stop & Shop.

There is still time to sponsor and help us in our quest to raise money for the doctors and researchers at Yale where I  was treated and blessed with a renewed gift of life.

With each passing day, all of us continue to be affected by another brain tumor diagnosis.  With your help, we will assist doctors, researchers and scientists in their important work as they develop the cure to brain tumors.  Just last week, along with my peers at the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, we visited the Yale Brain Tumor Center for a tour, to visit the OR and the lab and hear about their research, and it is impressive.  I learned about the preliminary findings of the central neurocytoma project one of the PhD candidates is currently working on for his thesis, and I cannot wait to hear his final findings and share them with you.

Yale is fully committed to the patient and family, but they need our help.

Please visit http://www.cusanosagainstbraintumors.com for further information.  If you have joined us during the past three years, you know this will be a night you do not want to miss.

I look forward to seeing you on September 15th!

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