NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 29, 2013

Concert to benefit Lungstrong's PMC team


Newburyport Daily News

---- — SALISBURY — On Friday, April 12, the band Pour Boys will play at the Blue Ocean from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds will benefit Lungstrong’s Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) Team.

The PMC is an annual bike-a-thon that raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. The PMC holds the promise of helping eradicate cancer, which affects millions each year. Lungstrong is a nonprofit organization committed to funding innovative lung cancer research.

“The Pour Boys are a six-piece band that has been playing in the Seacoast and Boston area for the past 20 years. They play fantastic dance music; a combination of current hits and favorites from the ’70s and ’80s. We are very grateful to them and the Blue Ocean management team for making this fundraiser possible,” said Berta Grunbeck, event coordinator, in a press release.

“During the evening, we will have opportunities for guests to bid on silent auction items and, if they wish, to make donations to Lungstrong, an organization that is funding innovative lung cancer research. As many may not realize, lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance through members of Team Lungstrong or at the door the evening of the event. There will be a cash bar and food items to order off the menu. For more information, contact Grunbeck at 617-413-5058 or Robin Schell at 603-770-3607. Guests must be age 21 and over to attend.

The Blue Ocean Music Hall is located at 4 Oceanfront North in Salisbury. For more information about the Team Lungstrong and the Pan-Mass Challenge, go to http://www2.pmc.org/profile/TL0096.