An Annual Benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


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January 12, 2016

Dancing on the Valentine Benefit to Feature Music from John Hughes Films

Seattle, WA – Dancing on the Valentine is throwing their 11th annual benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Saturday, February 13th, 2016 at Neumos, located at 925 E Pike Street. This year’s theme is John Hughes – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and will feature Fly Moon Royalty, Peter Parker, Gibraltar, Murder Vibes and others performing songs from Hughes’ films including Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and many more. The event will also feature raffles, a prom-themed photo booth, and special guest appearances.  

Fresh off of celebrating a sold out 10th anniversary show last year, this year the folks behind Dancing on the Valentine are setting their sights on the soundtrack-heavy films written and directed by John Hughes as the inspiration behind this all-covers annual event. Past years have featured the music of Bowie, The Cure, and of course Duran Duran (the band that started it all). DOTV 11 promises to be a celebration of the music & movies that inspired musicians, filmmakers, and all of us to be more than just a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. We’re excited to bring back some DOTV alums including the reunited (for at least this night) Peter Parker & Exohxo along with some fresh and up-and-coming acts like Murder Vibes, Mirrorgloss (from Tacoma) and Hope Simpson (from Ever-So-Android) who will be performing with an all-star band.  

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. Jenny beat the odds and credits Duran Duran for helping her keep her spirits up throughout her treatment. Today, she is a dedicated mother and an advocate for cancer research and treatment. In addition to hosting the annual Benefit, she has donated her DNA to help scientists understand, diagnose, and treat leukemia and lymphoma.

Dancing on the Valentine has raised more than $50,000 for Leukemia research since 2004, and Jenny hopes to add another $10,000 to that figure in 2016.

This year features performances by Fly Moon Royalty, Peter Parker (reunited), Murder Vibes, Gibraltar, Exohxo (reunited), Mirrorgloss,The Service Providers, HARPS, Hope Simpson of Ever-So-Android and more!  

DJ: Mike Steve

Emcee: Miss Adra Boo

This event is sponsored by KEXP, The Stranger, and Do206

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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.