News at A Glimmer of Hope

12/02/09

Going With the Flo - International Artist Flo Rida Performs to Benefit Glimmer of Hope

According to a recently released issue of People Magazine, Tramar Dillard -- better known to his fans as Flo Rida -- is one of the sexiest men alive and he’s about to get sexier.

Flo will be performing a benefit concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Oakland next Monday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Recording artists The Ting Tings and local artist and Duquesne student Nick Marzock will be opening the show. All proceeds from the concert directly benefit the Glimmer of Hope foundation which is dedicated to funding under-40 breast cancer research.

“We chose this concert for a very specific reason,” says Glimmer of Hope founder Diana Napper. “Not only are we reaching out to a younger audience to convey the reality of our work, but it’s appropriate in its own right. Flo is an extreme advocate for finding a cure for breast cancer, and he comes to us with purpose and drive to help us succeed in what we do.”

The 30 year old Florida native -- hence “Flo Rida” -- has watched someone very close to him battle the disease for years and has graciously offered to headline the B94 Winter Blast concert in support of the Glimmer of Hope foundation’s quest to find the cure.

Cost per ticket is $25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with opening acts beginning at 7:30 p.m. The weekend of November 27 and 29 is a “buy one get one” weekend where tickets are two for the price of one. For more information on the concert or Glimmer of Hope, please visit www.symbolofthecure.com.

Currently, there are more than 250,000 women under 40 years old living with breast cancer and more women in the Western PA region are diagnosed than many other parts of the country. These startling discoveries motivate Napper to maintain Glimmer of Hope and are a big part of why the organization has been so dedicated to funding research efforts. Events such as Winter Blast play a major role in assisting in Glimmer of Hope’s ability to continue this funding.