CLASSICAL CHARITY CONCERT AT OPÉRA DE NICE

Un concert pour une bonne cause demain à Nice. A concert for a good cause tomorrow in Nice

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A charity concert to raise money for Cancer Research is being held at Opera de Nice this coming Friday, a great occasion to support a good cause while enjoying a wonderful night out!

Organized by the local association l’Art pour la Vie, this prestigious event will be conducted by Frédéric Deloche and will feature famous arias and duets from MacBeth, Attila, Nabucco, Manon Lescaut and La Trouvère, performed by Svelte Vassileva, soprano, Irakli Kakhidze, tenor, and Giuseppe Altomare, baritone. The Orchestre Philharmonique and  the choirs of the opera will also be on hand for the occasion.

L’Art pour la Vie has been raising funds to help move medical research forward in a variety of different fields, from cystic fibrosis to lung cancer, through the staging of concerts featuring world-renowned lyrical singers. It probably helps that its president, Melcha Coder, is herself no stranger to classical music, and is also at the helm of a yearly operetta festival designed to discover local young talent. Trained as an opera singer, Coder launched l’Art pour la Vie in 1998, alongside her late-husband, a former radiologist.

The concerts are organised each May and have so far managed to raise more than €20,000 for local hospitals, including the acquisition of medical devices for the pediatric services of L’Archet 2 hospital.

This time around, all the proceeds will go to the Centre Antoine Lacassagne in Nice, one of 20 cancer centres in France, in order to help acquire a radiotherapy apparatus capable of realizing a preoperative radiation in just three minutes.

The concert takes place at 8 pm on Friday the 19th of May. Tickets cost between €10 and €35 and may be purchased directly at the Opera or ordered by telephone.

CONTACT DETAILS
Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur
4-6, rue Saint-François de Paule
06300 Nice

Tel: + 33 4 92 17 40 79

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MONACO TURNS PINK ONCE AGAIN THIS OCTOBER

Pour la 6ème année consécutive, les monuments les plus emblématiques de Monaco seront en rose pour la lutte contre le cancer du sein. For the sixth consecutive year, Monaco’s most famous landmarks will turn pink for the fight against breast cancer.

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Monaco’s main landmarks are once again turning pink this October to support the fight against breast cancer.

October is breast cancer awareness month, and for the past few years over 200 cities and 40 countries all around the world have been turning pink to show their support to the victims of this terrible illness and promote early detection. For the 6th consecutive time, the Principality of Monaco will be part of this national campaign when on Friday, 7th October, at nightfall and at the instigation of Pink Ribbon Monaco, Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the Monte-Carlo Casino, Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo and the Thermès Marins de Monte-Carlo will be illuminated in pink lights. A visually beautiful gesture making a strong statement!

Founded in 2011, Pink Ribbon Monaco is an independent charity that focuses its actions on the region and the Principality. Its main goal is to educate people on the importance of early detection and the necessity to create an environment where women who have found a lump in their breast do not have to wait too long to have a biopsy or receive a treatment. In that particular case, fast medical response is indeed as important as early detection.

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The association also donates to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace (CHPG) all the funds it is raising through the various events it organises, such as the annual Pink Ribbon Walk which takes place every March in and around Port Hercule.

Pink Ribbon Monaco has been contributing to the hospital’s new state-of-the-art mammography technology, the Selenia Dimensions 800D tomosynthesis system, which optimises early detection and reduces the radiation dose required for the diagnosis by allowing millimetre-sized sections of breast tissue to be studied.

A press conference and cocktail reception will be held before the ceremony, with updates regarding recent developments in breast cancer treatment, screening and prevention in the hospital. Then, everybody will be invited for the lighting-up on the Casino Square. Do not hesitate to join in and take photos of the various monuments. Each post on your social media sites using the hashtag #pinkribbonmonaco will help spread the word about breast cancer awareness.

 

Images courtesy Pink Ribbon Monaco

WALK AGAINST BREAST CANCER THIS MARCH IN MONACO

Riviera Buzz vous dit tout sur la 5ème marche organisée par Pink Ribbon en mars à Monaco. Riviera Buzz tells you all about the 5th walk organized by Pink Ribbon this coming March in Monaco.

pink ribbonIt is now a well established Monegasque tradition that each March the Principality turns pink in support of Pink Ribbon Monaco.

Each year, come March, hundreds of people dust off their walking shoes and dress up in pink to take on the streets of the Principality to raise both money for and awareness of breast cancer. Women, men, little kids, even dogs…they wear pink tutus, pink wigs or pink hats…And whether they are breast cancer survivors themselves, relatives of people fighting the disease, or just regular people willing to make a difference, they all came together for the annual walk organized by Pink Ribbon Monaco which, this year, for its 5th edition, will be held on Sunday, March 13th and promises some nice surprises and a few changes.

While Pink Ribbon is a worldwide campaign, Pink Ribbon Monaco, which was founded in the Spring 2011, remains an independent charity that focuses its actions on the region and the Principality. Through various actions, its goal is to educate people on the importance of early detection and the necessity to create an environment where women who have found a lump in their breast do not have to wait too long to have a biopsy or receive treatment.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, comprising 16% of all female cancers. When detected at an early stage, it can usually be cured, but the chances of survival decrease rapidly as the tumour spreads. It is for this reason that information and early detection can save lives.

All funds raised go to the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace and over the years, Pink Ribbon Monaco has contributed, among other things, to a new ultrasound breast imaging/screening service that optimizes early detection of breast cancer and reduces the amount of radiation necessary for diagnosis.

The entry fee for the 2016 Pink Ribbon Walk is €30, and you can register online, pay by cheque, or sign-up at the Running Expo the day before the event, from 9am to 5pm.

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CONTACT DETAILS
Port Hercule / Port de Monaco
Route de la Piscine
98000 Monaco

All images courtesy Pink Ribbon Monaco

MOVIE PROJECT TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS SEEKS FUNDING AND SUPPORT

Article sur le projet de film lancé par Clairs Horizons pour aider les malades du cancer et leurs familles. Article about the movie project launched by Clairs Horizons to help cancer patients and their families.

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Non-profit organisation Clairs Horizons, based in Nice, is producing a series of educational films about cancer, and you can help.

Hearing the words « you have cancer » is in itself overwhelming. In an instant, that person and their loved ones are catapulted into a world where terms such as chemotherapy and radiation become part of their everyday life. But along with the diagnosis, there are also the many stressful visits to health care providers, countless tests, surgeries and treatments, as well as daunting decisions to make and numerous questions for which answers are sometimes hard to get: what are the side-effects of the treatments? How can I stand the stress of it all? Where can I find aesthetic, skin and body care comfort? What kind of financial support is available?

This is why the Nice-based Clairs Horizons, a non-profit organization helping cancer patients and their families has been working on a movie project entitled « Adoucir la traversée » over the last few years, that will be shown in the waiting rooms of cancer treatment centres and will provide comfort, support and useful information to people fighting the disease. Known for its events organized throughout France « La Journée Glamour » which help women recover, both physically and mentally, after cancer treatment, the association has been looking in parallel at a practical way to assist patients and their families in navigating through this difficult period as best as possible, and to make sure they understand their illness, its consequences and its treatment.

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The movie is now ready. It will contain about 18 different sequences that will include advice from professionals as well as testimonies from former patients, and will be interspersed with moments of relaxation. It just now needs the money to get into production and that is where you can help. The association has indeed recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on the Ulule platform to collect €20,000 before the 12th of April and time is running short!

The big C is unfortunately everywhere around us, taking millions of lives each year, and affecting each one of us in some way – 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. So, if you want to make a donation and/or help spread the word about this worthy project, you can simply check the movie’s link on Ulule: http://fr.ulule.com/adoucirlatraversee/

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All images courtesy Clairs Horizons

CHARITY PIANO RECITAL AT THE HOTEL NEGRESCO THIS APRIL

Article pour Riviera Buzz sur le récital de piano organisé par Clairs Horizons, une association qui vient en aide aux malades du cancer et leurs familles. Article for Riviera Buzz about the piano recital organized by Clairs Horizons, a non-profit organization helping cancer patients and their families.

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Local pianist Christophe Alvarez performs at a charity evening in aid of the Clairs Horizons organisation at the Hôtel Negresco this April.

Come enjoy an evening of Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy and Edvard Grieg on the 10th of April at the Negresco Hotel in aid of Clairs Horizons, a non-profit organisation helping cancer patients and their families. All the proceeds from the event will be used to fund the organization’s two main projects, “La Journée Glamour” designed to help women recover, both physically and mentally, after cancer treatments and the movie project “Adoucir la traversée”, a film that will be shown in the waiting rooms of cancer treatment centers, and will provide comfort and support to, as well as useful information for, patients and their families.

Despite his young age, Christophe Alvarez (pictured above) is already a household name on the musical scene, having featured at numerous festivals in France but also around the world, such as Les Nuits du Suquet in Cannes, the C’est pas Classique festival in Nice or the 1810-2010 Festiwal of Leszno in Poland. Born in 1987, he studied the piano at the Musical Conservatory in Nice before entering the famed National Music School Alfred Cortot in Paris.

In 2010, he recorded Chopin’s Concertos for Piano Nos. 1 & 2, as well as a World Premiere CD of recently rediscovered pieces from the Polish composer Alfons Szczerbinski. Christophe Alvarez is also a musicology professor and research assistant at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, as well as a composer. He has written the soundtracks for various movies such as La Dernière Recrue in 2013, and his recording for piano, Reflets(Reflections), was released last autumn.

The piano recital will take place at 7pm on 10th April in the Salon Masséna of the Hôtel Negresco and will be followed by cocktails. Tickets cost €22 for the recital and €50 for both the recital and the cocktail, and are available from the Clairs Horizons website.

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2015 PINK RIBBON MONACO ANNUAL WALK

Petit article dans Riviera Buzz sur la prochaine marche organisée par Pink Ribbon Monaco. Little article in Riviera Buzz about the upcoming walk organized by Pink Ribbon Monaco.

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Monaco will turn pink this coming March in support of Pink Ribbon Monaco and their ongoing fight against breast cancer.

It has become one of those not to be missed events in the Principality and for the 4th consecutive year, Monaco will turn out in support of Pink Ribbon Monaco to fundraise and help raise awareness about this terrible disease.

Breast cancer is the most common form of feminine cancer worldwide, comprising 16% of all female cancers, but it can be beaten. When detected at an early stage, it can usually be cured, but the chances of survival rapidly decrease as the tumour spreads. It is for this reason that information and early detection save lives.

So this 15th March, you can too participate in the annual walk organised by Pink Ribbon Monaco and join hundreds of other people wearing pink tutus, pink wigs or pink hats. The walk is open to everybody – women, men, children, the elderly, babies, cancer survivors and even dogs – and will take you on a 5km loop around Port Hercule and its environs.

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Pink Ribbon is a worldwide campaign and you may have already heard about the numerous walks that are taking place regularly all across the globe.

However, Pink Ribbon Monaco, which was founded in the Spring 2011 remains an independent charity that focuses its actions on the region and the Principality. Through various fun events (Poker tournament, introduction to paddle board…), and under the guidance of the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, its goal is to educate people on the importance of early detection and the necessity to create an environment where women who have found a lump in their breast do not have to wait too long to have a biopsy or receive treatment.

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The Pink Ribbon Walk will start at 10:30 pm on Sunday, 15th March and entry costs €30. You can register online, pay by cheque, or sign-up at the Running Expo the day before the event, from 9 am to 5 pm.

CONTACT DETAILS
Port Hercule / Port de Monaco
Route de la Piscine
98000 Monaco

CANNES GOES PINK IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Nouvel article publié dans Riviera Buzz (New article published in Riviera Buzz)

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Just a few days in advance of Pink October, Cannes hosts the 10th edition of the Odysséa charity race, increasing awareness about breast cancer.

We all have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, so if you have no plans on the 21st of September, it should not be too hard to find the motivation to join thousands of other participants wearing pink, despite the early starton a Sunday morning!

The race is open to everyone: young and old, women and men, those affected by the disease or not. And there is absolutely no need to be an athlete to participate — there are three different events to suit all abilites and levels, including a 1km run for children, a 5km run or walk (3.1 miles) and a 10km run or walk (6.2 miles).

Established in 2002, the Odysséa association organizes races throughout Metropolitan France and in la Réunion. Over the years, it has mobilized about 340,000 people and collected more than €3.4 million. Nearly €52,000 has been raised to date in Cannes, and the profits of this year’s event will be split between three local associations dedicated to fight the disease: DÉFI DE FEMMESSOS CANCER DU SEIN PACA and TOUJOURS FEMME PAYS DE GRASSE.

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After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide, accounting for 16% of all female cancers. It is also the primary cause of female mortality in France, with a death related to breast cancer occuring every hour.

The Odysséa race takes places on Sunday, the 21st of September on Boulevard Carnot in Cannes. It starts at 9:30 am for the 1km, 9:45 am for the 5km and 10:00 am for the 10km.

All images courtesy Odysséa