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Friends of Colin to Hold Annual "Call for a Cure" Benefit Concert

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“Call for a Cure” will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford High School auditorium. Credits: TAP into Cranford editor
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CRANFORD, NJ – Friends of Colin will host its fifth annual “Call for a Cure” concert at Cranford High School to raise funds for Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects children and young adults.

The concert was started five years by CHS graduate Cara Costa to raise money for Friends of Colin. Specifically, the money raised is given to Dr. Jeffery Toretsky, a Georgetown University researcher who has developed a drug that is going to clinical trials, according to a press release sent by the organization.

“All the money raised in ticket and bake sales goes to the Friends of Colin, a non-profit formed to raise money specifically to fight Ewing Sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer that is often fatal,” the press release reads. “It is rare but not uncommon, and little money is dedicated towards research.”

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“Call for a Cure” features both current students and alumni. According to the press release, the concert is unique because students are allowed to perform the music of their choice.

“It is an honor to put together this show for the community and to fight Ewing Sarcoma,” said this year’s organizer, CHS senior Catherine Hoffman. “Please come out and support us for Colin and for those who have to face this cancer.”

Ewing Sarcoma has taken the lives of multiple young adults in Cranford and its surrounding communities. Colin Maher, a 16-year-old student at Cranford High School, died from Ewing Sarcoma in 2010. In 2015, CHS graduate Alessandra LoConte succumbed to the disease while studying at Muhlenberg College. That same year, 16-year-old Tylor Collins of Clark also died from the disease, according to the press release.

“Call for a Cure” will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford High School auditorium. Admission is $10 at the door for guests and $5 for students. For advance ticket sales, e-mail catherine@friendsofcolin.org.

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