On Sunday, May 13 at 8 pm, four-time Grammy Award nominee and R&B icon Charlie Wilson and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Fantasia Barrino will perform a special Mother’s Day concert at The Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. Joonbug had the chance to catch up with Uncle Charlie and find out why he got involved in this event and what his future plans are!
How did you get involved in this event and what made you want to be a part of it?
After the pink-paletted estrogen-fest that was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it's time to bring a little testosterone back into our lives. Enter Movember, the annual month-long moustache movement that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and other men's health issues. The Movember Foundation charity began in 2004 in Australia but has since spread to over a million supporters in several countries worldwide.
If you are a guy that has gone through puberty, you can participate by registering at www.movember.com and starting November first with a clean shaven face. Select your favorite 'stache style and throughout the month, you and your "Mo Bros" will grow and groom your way to facial hair perfection.
Come experience the fun, eccentric music of Billy Joel with Big Shot, Billy Joel cover band featuring the talented vocalist and pianist Mike DelGuidice. Big Shot will perform on September 17th at 8 PM at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington. All proceeds will benefit Prostate Cancer Early Detection Programs. General Admission Tickets are $50.
The event is hosted by the Integrated Medical Foundation (IMF), whose mission is to improve healthcare through patient education and community outreach. IMF is a nonprofit organization which provides free educational programs, free outreach programs, free cancer screenings, and free support groups.
Listen to some Billy Joel classics out on Long Island while knowing that your money is going towards a great cause!
The Sapphire Foundation and Peter Feinster, the foundation's creator, will be hosting a charity poker and golf tournament at Sapphire New York and the New York Country Club, respectively, to raise money for prostate cancer. The Sapphire Foundation raises money for all aspects of prostate cancer: financial assistance for medical expenses, outreach and advocacy for getting tested, and support for prostate cancer survivors still burdened with continued health costs.
The poker tournament will take place Sunday, September 11th, and the golf tournament will take place the following day, Monday the 12th. The fundraiser first launched in Las Vegas, and after tremendous success out West, they've decided to come to the Big Apple to continue raising money for the second leading cause of cancer for males in the U.S.