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Voices of Hope 2010

In only it's second year, Voices of Hope was a huge success raising over $45,000 for the Expect Miracles Foundation — the fundraising arm of Mutual Funds Against Cancer!

The first fundraiser of its kind, |Voices of Hope| is a musical theater production created by Greg Chastain and built by cast members who have either battled or been adversely affected by cancer. On September 16th, the cast members were able to share their stories of hope, loss, and courage through song, dance, and testimonials, allowing for an intimate and inspiring look at our collective fight against cancer to an audience of over 850 at Boston's historic Symphony Hall.

The evening began with an exciting silent auction and cocktail reception featuring live music from students of Berklee's Music Therapy Department. MFAC was delighted to have harpist Jessica Brizuela and pianist Aiko Onuma entertain guests during the pre-event reception. Dr. Ron DePinho also addressed sponsors about the research being done at the Center for Applied Cancer Science and re-instilled the message that there is hope in finding a cure.

Boston's very own Joyce Kulhawik - best known as the Emmy award-winning Arts & Entertainment Critic for Boston's CBS affiliate - is also a three-time cancer survivor and hosted the event. Joyce's accolades are endless and it was an honor to have her take part in the event– as she told her own heroic story and urged the audience to trust in one's self and never give up in the face of diagnosis.

There were tears of joy and sadness and moments of smiles and laughter as these passionate artists took to the stage in the artfully woven production. We would like to thank Greg Chastain, the cast, sponsors, donors and the audience for an inspirational and memorable evening!

Event Partners

Voices of Hope Sponsors

Silent Auction Sponsors

Acme Theatre Productions
Joan Baldwin
Burlington Players
Greg Chastain
Christina's Bridal & Formal Wear
Colonial Chorus Players
Patricia Crawford, Lic. Ac., M.Ac., Dipl Ac.
Joseph F. Cummings IV
Katherine Doherty
Amy Falk, CPCC
Copper Karma by Taryn Flynn
Gentiana Salon-Spa-Boutique
Crisanto Guadiz
Roberty Hallisey/Hugh Thompson
Roberth Hanscom
Ideal Event Management ("Ghost Hunters")
The Improper Bostonian Magazine
Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
The Jazz Disciples
The Jeanette Neill Dance Studio
The Leary Firefighters Foundation
The Liberty Hotel
Kara McWeeney
Diane Meehan
Rich Meservey
Mount Sunapee
Jon Mouradian
Muscular Therapy & Massage
Richard L. Mutkoski
Margaret W. Plum
The Prince Restaurant
Ring-a-ling by Beth Jewelry
Royal Jewelers
The Seaport Hotel
Michael Seidel
Avis Somerville
The Spalding Inn
The Sports Museum
Katherine Vargas, Dark Moon Mehndi
Lynne Vargas, marketINKS
Kathleen Wackowski
Jack Walsh
Bruce Wood, Artist
Jonathan Zucker

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