Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund gala announced

Ronnie James Dio’s legacy lives on in many ways, including the “Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.”

Established by Ronnie's wife/manager Wendy Dio, the fund is committed to the early detection and prevention of cancer through facilitating access to medical screening and medical educational programs. The fund supports programs designed to integrate medical knowledge into local communities such as cancer screening programs, education on nutrition in cancer prevention, exercise and overall wellness.

The goal of the fund is to reduce the risk of developing life-threatening cancers by offering access to preventative medical services. Furthering the commitment for patients to access to quality medical care related to cancer, the fund seeks to assist families burdened by the cost of caring for loved ones with cancer.

To help support the cause, the first annual “Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund Gala” will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at the world-famous Playboy Mansion.

The event will include a gourmet dinner, a live superstar band, an incredible silent auction and the Playmates will be giving tours of the grounds, including the grotto.

Single tickets are $750.00 and tables of 10 are $10,000.

For more details on the Gala, check out The Official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page on Facebook here.

If you would like to donate to the fund directly, you can do so here.

Ronnie passed away May 16, 2010 at the age of 67 after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.

Dio Dio

Dio – Stand Up And Shout
Holy Diver Live
London Astoria – London, UK – October 22, 2005

See also:

Ronnie James Dio compilation due next month
Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund raises more than $450,000 for cancer research
Dio: Live In Bulgaria due next month
Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio City Music Hall on Blu-ray this May