Julia Murney, Conrad Ricamora and More to Star in BROADWAY ROCKS CANCER Benefit Performance
The best way to get into the holiday spirit is to enjoy holiday classics performed by Broadway’s hottest stars. And now you can! Summit Health Cares is proud to present Broadway Rocks Cancer, a benefit show that raises funds to help comfort patients and their families battling cancer. This year’s event will take place on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM (PST) and will be hosted by the one and only Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cry-Baby, Rent). Hanke will be joined on stage by a star-studded cast, including: Alex Ellis (Catch Me if You Can, Legally Blonde, Titanic), Colin Hanlon (Falsettos, Rent, Wicked), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair, On the Town, Le Fantôme de l’Opéra), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, or Change; Come from Away; The Book of Mormon), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party, Falling), Joe Aaron Reid (Catch Me If You Can, Chicago, Ghost), Conrad Ricamora (The King and I, Here Lies Love, Soft Power), Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill , Over the City, Cry-Baby).
“We’ve been hosting this event since 2017 and every year it gets better and better,” said SHC Executive Director Joe Finocchiaro. “Day after day, patients tell us how much the Patient-in-Need Fund and the Comfort Project are making a huge difference in their lives. Our goal is to continue to provide this support to ensure that cancer patients and their families have all the necessary tools. they must overcome this disease.”
Having exceptional medical treatment is vital for any patient battling cancer. While the Summit Health Cancer Centers in Oregon and New Jersey provide a higher level of patient care, studies show that treatment success is about more than excellent medical care. Proceeds raised at Broadway Rocks Cancer will go to the Patient-in-Need Fund, helping to reduce financial toxicity for cancer patients and their families by providing grants to help pay day-to-day bills (e.g., rent, utilities), groceries, travel to treatment, or specific nutritional supplements that patients need for their cancer treatment. Additionally, proceeds will help expand SHC’s Cancer Comfort Project offering multiple resources for cancer patients and their families, from one-on-one patient navigation services helping to access community resources to movement and mindfulness classes, to therapeutic music and more. Above all, all of these programs will help reduce anxiety and allow patients to focus on what is most important – being healthy.
“My grandmother battled stage 4 cancer and with the crippling medical bills, she didn’t have the funds to pay for the everyday items she needed,” said Adam Roberts, interpreter of the this year’s event. “Having an organization like this come to her aid would have made the process easier and lessened the burden on the family a bit.”
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit sh-cares.org or towertheatre.org.
Broadway Rocks Cancer would not be possible without the support of organizations and community partners who generously donated to keep the show going. SHC thanks: BASF, Coverys, Elite Electric, Gecko Solutions, Humana, PKA Architects, PacificSource, Providence Health Plan, Stilson Builders, Summit Health, Therapy Works Physical Therapy, Visit Central Oregon and XPress Printing for their support of this important event.
ABOUT SUMMIT HEALTH CARE
Summit Health Cares was founded in 2013 as Summit Medical Group Foundation by Summit Medical Group, the first independent physician-led multi-specialty medical group, now called Summit Health. The foundation focuses on supporting neighbors in underserved communities in Oregon, New York, and New Jersey, helping them access the medical, educational, and social services they need to live healthier lives. To learn more about Summit Health Cares, visit sh-cares.org.