Rock Out With Country's Hottest Songwriters For A Damn Good Cause
Nashville Songwriters Country for a Cause • Thursday, June 22nd • 7PM
$15 Ticket includes:
• Live music in Nashville style rounds w/ famous songwriters:
- Phil Barton
- JT Harding
- Lori McKenna
• Complimentary appetizers
• Silent Auction
***** All proceeds to benefit the AYA Cancer Alliance *****
About the AYA Cancer Alliance:
The origin of the Alliance begins with Reid R Sacco, a young man who, shortly after being accepted to Columbia University and just a few weeks before graduating high school, was diagnosed with a cancer seen predominately in adolescents and young adults. Two years later, Reid Sacco had lost his courageous and inspiring battle with that cancer. But during that period, he dreamed not only of finally attending Columbia but also of starting a movement to find better treatments -- and someday a cure -- for the cancers striking his age group.
Driven by his inspiration, we are carrying this dream forward to give to others, in the form a non-profit charitable organization that will support scholarship and research. We have set up this Alliance, in Reid's honor, to make sure that other young adults like Reid will never need to abandon their dreams of college and a long, healthy life ahead. The Alliance will support those who aspire to excellence in education. It will support research programs that aspire to conquer cancers like the one that took Reid's life.
In 2005, we launched the Reid R Sacco Memorial Foundation as an organization of volunteers that would raise awareness and funds to fight the cancers striking adolescents and young adults.
In 2013, we changed the name of this organization to the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance to better reflect the mission and focus of this organization.
The Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance is an organization of volunteers committed to remembering Reid by doing everything possible to prevent what happened to him from happening to other young adults and adolescents with cancer. These volunteers form essentially what is a community of family, friends and acquaintances from all over. This community's commitment takes the form of advocacy for the Alliance's mission of supporting research directed at finding better treatments and someday a cure for the cancers that strike adolescents and young adults. It spreads a message about awareness of a disease not readily anticipated in young adults and one that is often diagnosed much too late for the disease to be curable. Much of the time, this community of volunteers is raising funds to benefit the Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund through any number of large and small fund-raising events, like Reid's Ride. The governance of the Reid R Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance is simple and reflects the community basis of the organization. Two boards, a senior board and a junior board, meet frequently to plan events and make decisions. A separate board reviews applications for the Reid Sacco Memorial Scholarship, and selects its winners.
The Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund is a field-of-interest fund managed by the Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers, Massachusetts (ECCF). ECCF also manages the Reid Sacco Memorial Scholarship Fund. ECCF is a charitable organization with 501 (3)(c) status managing dozens of funds and charitable trusts like ours. Our partnership with ECCF means that donations to either of the two funds qualify as tax-deductible charitable donations. This partnership allows us to take advantage of ECCF's expertise in managing the complex financial, regulatory, and tax details associated with a non-profit organization. In addition to helping us keep our administrative costs low, ECCF also promotes our two funds to philanthropic organizations and individuals. Most importantly, this partnership allows us to focus on what's most important right now: fund-raising and awareness.