Saturday August 7, 2010 INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN COMEDIAN COMING TO ROCHESTER FOR CANCER BENEFIT
Rob Schneider to give exclusive performance to honor a Greece mother who lost her battle with non-smoker’s lung cancer Rochester, NY – Internationally known comedian Rob Schneider, widely known for his roles in Deuce Bigalow and The Benchwarmers, and starring in the just-released movie Grown-ups, will be in Rochester on August 7th for a one-night-only show to honor the memory of Renee Julian Cattron, a 41 year-old Greece wife and mother who lost her battle with non-smoker’s lung cancer last June.
Renee’s emotional and courageous fight was documented and widely followed online at www.caringbridge.org/visit/reneecattron/ Mr. Schneider, who is a family friend, has generously offered to donate his proceeds from the event to the Renee Julian Cattron Memorial Fund, which benefits Renee’s young sons Carter and Evan, as well as to the Lung Cancer Alliance to improve research for early detection. It promises to be a night full of fun and laughter – two of Renee’s most favorite things. “Lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer and nobody knows why,” said Valorie Hernandez, Renee’s sister. “That is why my sister Lorraine and I organized this comedy benefit, to bring awareness about the disease. We are so grateful that Rob has donated his time for this great event, which we know Renee would have loved.” Raising money to improve lung cancer research and early detection is critically important.
According to the Lung Cancer Alliance, as many as 160,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, aunts, uncles and friends will be lost this year alone. Approximately 29,000 of those who succumb to this disease have never smoked, and perhaps most troubling is that only 16% of new cases are diagnosed at an early stage when effective treatment is still possible.
This special event with Rob Schneider will be held at the Nazareth Arts Center Callahan Theatre. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for a cash bar cocktail hour, and the show will begin at 8 p.m. with local comedian Jamie Lissow. Tickets can be purchased at all local Wegmans beginning June 11th for $30, $40 or $50. A catered VIP event for up to 60 guests to meet Mr. Schneider will be held after the show for those who make an additional $50 donation. For more information, or to find out how else you can help, please contact Valorie Hernandez at
(585) 509-1920 or e-mail her at email@example.com