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May 28, 2009 - Image 17

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-05-28

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A concert brings ovarian cancer
awareness and funds through music.

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Elaine Greenberg sings to the music of Cliff Monear at the piano, Nick
Calandro, on bass, Sean Dobbins on drums and George Benson on sax.

Shelli Liebman Dorfman
Senior Writer


laine Greenberg's plan is for
those who attend Jazzalot:
Music for the Soul to get two
great things out the evening.
"By coming to the concert, they will
hear fabulous music. And they will
help cancer patients by buying a tick-
et:' said Greenberg, chair of the third
annual cancer benefit concert.
Through the 7 p.m., Tuesday, June
2, event at Temple Israel in West
Bloomfield, she also strives to bring
awareness to ovarian cancer, the type
she herself battled. "I made a vow
when I was diagnosed nine years ago
to help others who were diagnosed
with cancer," she said. "But I would do
it in some way with my love of music."
A longtime voice and piano
teacher, Greenberg, along with her
husband, Shelly, founded Living For
Music, which fundraises for dona-
tions to help individuals with all
types of cancer. Proceeds from the
concert will go to the organization.
"The concert will focus on edu-
cation and awareness of ovarian
cancer," she said. "The statistic that
22,000 women will be diagnosed

this year — and 15,000 will die
— of ovarian cancer hasn't changed
in the past 30 years since the war
on cancer was first started. I want
the public to be aware of this dis-
ease as did my dear friend Carolyn
Benivegna, whose memory we are
honoring at this concert!'
The program features Detroit's
George Benson on sax and the Cliff
Monear Trio. Cantorial Soloist Neil
Michaels is working with plan-
ners of the concert, cosponsored
by Temple Israel. Greenberg's piano
student, Jeremy Sherman, 16, of West
Bloomfield will play his own compo-
On June 3, the evening after the
concert, Matt Prentice of Unique
Restaurant Corporation will donate
10 percent of the cost of dinner at
Deli Unique in West Bloomfield to
Living For Music when diners pres-
ent their concert tickets.
Tickets are available at the door
or by sending a check made out to
Living For Music Inc., to Living For
Music, Inc., 34056 W. 13 Mile Road,
Farmington Hills, MI 48331. Cost: $30.
For information, send an e-mail
to jazzconcert09@gmail.com or call
(248) 661-6344. 1-1

According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, ovarian cancer
symptoms are difficult to detect in the early stages but may include
pelvic or abdominal pain or discomfort, vague but persistent
gastrointestinal upsets, frequent urination, unexplained weight changes,
pelvic or abdominal bloating, ongoing unusual fatigue and unexplained
changes in bowel habits.

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