Holiday Rock & Roll Bash Breaks All-Time Record: More Than $1.95 Million
Raised To Benefit The Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research
Cablevision, AMC Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company Hosted Annual
Fundraising Event that Welcomed 1,300 Guests at Hard Rock Cafe in NYC
100 percent of all money raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research
BETHPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2013
BETHPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --On Thursday evening, December 5,
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), AMC Networks, and The Madison
Square Garden Company hosted the thirteenth annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash to
benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation's largest nonprofit funder of
pancreatic cancer research. Held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, the
event raised more than $1.95 million, which is an all-time high for The
Lustgarten Foundation's annual holiday fundraiser. Cablevision underwrites the
Foundation's administrative expenses so every dollar raised goes directly to
pancreatic cancer research.
Created in 2001, the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash serves as The Lustgarten
Foundation's premier annual event. More than 1,300 guests attended this year's
Bash. The evening's entertainment included live rock-and-roll music, along
with a special appearance by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and their
good friend, Santa Claus. Since its inception, the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash
has raised nearly $17 million for pancreatic cancer research.
"Anyone can get pancreatic cancer, the most lethal of all cancers, and that's
why we need everyone to join the fight. Every single dollar counts and, thanks
to Cablevision's financial support, all of the record-breaking $1.95 million
raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research so we can find a cure,"
said Kerri Kaplan, executive director of The Lustgarten Foundation.
Together with Marc Lustgarten, the former vice chairman of Cablevision and
chairman of Madison Square Garden, Cablevision Chairman Charles Dolan and
Chief Executive James Dolan established The Lustgarten Foundation in 1998. Mr.
Lustgarten died from pancreatic cancer in 1999. Since its inception, The
Lustgarten Foundation has contributed more than $75 million toward pancreatic
cancer research to detect the disease earlier, develop better treatments, and
ultimately, to find a cure.
The Lustgarten Foundation and Cablevision are also partners in the curePC
public awareness campaign. Visit curePC.org to learn more about The Lustgarten
Foundation and Cablevision's fight against pancreatic cancer.
About The Lustgarten Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is swift and silent, often undetected until it's too late.
More than 38,000 people will die from it this year. The overall five-year
survival rate for pancreatic cancer is six percent and most with advanced
cancer die within a year. There are no early detection tests, no effective
long-term treatments and, unless the cancer is surgically removed in its
earliest stages, no cure. It is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in
the United States.
The Lustgarten Foundation is America's largest private foundation dedicated to
funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Bethpage, New York, the
Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates
dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public
about the disease through awareness campaigns and fundraising events. The
Foundation has provided millions of research dollars and assembled the best
scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. Additional
information about The Lustgarten Foundation is available at www.curePC.org.
About Cablevision Systems Corporation
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and
telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses
throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep
customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable
television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi,
the nation's most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision's Lightpath
subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications
solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming
properties – News 12 Networks, Newsday Media Group and MSG Varsity –
Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the
communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available
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