January 1, 2013
Save the Date for Dancing on the Valentine: A Cure for Leukemia — A Tribute to The Cure and Fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Seattle, WA – The 8th Annual Dancing on the Valentine Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 8pm. Local musicians will come together to celebrate the music of The Cure at Neumos, located at 925 E Pike Street. Sponsored by CityArts and KEXP, the event will include raffle prizes from local businesses, as well as a free photo booth with great snaps by photographer Ben Haley.
Producer Jenny George was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12, given less than thirty days to live, and told that she would never have children. That was over twenty years ago. Today, she is a dedicated mother who, in addition to her day job, is committed to raising money to cure the disease and help children going through the same experience she once endured.
After selling out venues for the last three years and raising a record $7,714 in 2012, Jenny has made the decision to move the annual benefit to a larger venue. This year’s fundraising goal is set at $10,000, and she’s confident that the support of Dancing on the Valentine fans can make it happen.
“Every year is an amazing celebration for me,” says Jenny George. “I can’t express how grateful I am for everybody’s support year after year. Each person who buys a ticket to Dancing on the Valentine is special to me, and I’m so excited to have a bigger venue this year in order to raise more money for a cause that is so very personal.”
This year features performances by Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty, Daniel G. Harmann & The Trouble Starts, Erik Blood, Fox and the Law, Gibraltar, Head Like a Kite, Hotels, Lesli Wood of the Redwood Plan with Jupe Jupe, NighTraiN, Panama Gold, The Grizzled Mighty, and Vox Mod, plus DJ Mike Steve and the possibility of more bands to be added for the final line-up.
Dancing on the Valentine is an annual benefit concert to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. All proceeds go to the Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
In addition, this year’s show will be preceded by an art auction at Emerald City Orchids on Saturday, January 12th at 7pm. DJ Barbarella (Jenny George’s alter ego) and Doc Blammer (Blake Madden of Hotels) will be spinning tunes, and guests are invited to come browse and bid on some fantastic art. Emerald City Orchids is located at 716 NW 65th Street. A cash bar will be provided, and all proceeds from sold art pieces will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.