Wednesday, September 25, 2013

House Concert with Walt Wilkins-plus local opener Andrew J. Reimers

Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:30 pm show-time (5:00 pm for pot-luck cook-out) Suggested donation: $15 Where: Marty Boratin & Susan Tanner’s House 7341 Nelson Drive Hamburg, NY 14075 Marty’s cell: 716-812-4671 E-mail:

Monday, September 09, 2013


 (Buffalo, NY) It‘s been 10 consecutive years, since Ida Goeckel, a local female bass  
player, and now two time breast cancer survivor, founded and organized the first annual 
Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer Benefit. The 11th Anniversary Female  
Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer benefit is once again set to raise awareness and funds for 
the WNY Breast Cancer Resource Center, the go-to support and information center on the  
grounds of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  It is where patients and their support network 
can learn to make informed choices and become better equipped to explore their  
treatment options.

The event will occur on Sunday October 20th, 2013 at The Forvm at 4224 Maple Rd. at the  
Maple Entertainment Complex in Amherst, N.Y.  Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with four  
local bands, featuring female members, donating their talent to perform from 2:00  
p.m.-7:00.p.m. This year’s performances will be another fine gathering of some of the best  
WNY area has to offer in pop, rock, and blues. Gracing the stage this year for the first time  
at this event will be Triple Threat, Silver X-treme, the Yvonne Schmidt Band, and our 
headliner, Rumourz, WNY’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute!!! 

Prizes generously donated by local and national merchants will be raffled off
throughout the show, as well as 50/50 splits run twice throughout the show. Admission 
to witness all this talent under one roof will be just $10.00. There will be a  
cash bar and  the fine food at the venue to enhance the experience. 

This fundraiser, sanctioned by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and Team

Cure, donates 100% of the proceeds to Roswell Park’s WNY Breast Cancer Resource  
Center located at Elm and Carlton St. in Buffalo, N.Y. It is the original music benefit to  
raise Breast Cancer Awareness and has spawned similar events locally. The mission of this  
benefit is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and empowerment of breast cancer  

Statistics now indicate that the older you get, the greater your risk for developing breast  
cancer. Chances increase from 1 in 233 for women up through their 30's to 1 in 8 up  
through age 85+. A smaller number of men are at risk as well. It is also the fifth leading 
cause of death in US women ( heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and respiratory disease exceed breast cancer).  

Approximately 40,000 women die each year from breast cancer. 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.  

New studies have also dispelled common myths or have had inconclusive cause and 
effect results. An example is the link between caffeine and breast cancer. To date, there is  
no evidence of such a link.   

With greater concentration on pinpointing its cause and developing a cure through  
research, perhaps the next generation will no longer needlessly have to be concerned about  
the risk of breast cancer.   

In the meantime, it is important that those who have been diagnosed receive the
compassionate care and treatment that Roswell has to offer at its Breast Care Clinic, as 
well as arm themselves with the available up-to-date information at Roswell‘s WNY  
Breast Cancer Resource Center. 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 us at  as well as at!/FemaleMusiciansFightingBreastCancer . 

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