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Love music, but HATE cancer? A Cappella Defeating Cancer (ACDC)

A benefit concert to raise awareness & program funding for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project 

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Friday, November 3, 2017 – 7 to 9 PM

Wellesley Hills Unitarian Church – 309 Washington Street, Wellesley Hills, MA

 The ACDC concert will feature three of Boston’s coolest a cappella groups:

TonehengeTonehenge
Founded in 2009, Tonehenge is made up of eight “mostly clean-shaven” businessmen from the greater Boston area. Tonehenge’s uniquely cool rock-solid performances have ranged from a soaring national anthem at the Pawtucket Red Sox, to opening for audience faves Ball in the House and the Hyannis Sound!!

The WorksThe Works
Since 1994, The Works have performed for audiences ranging from performances at Disney World; to intimate private parties, schools, fundraisers, festivals and corporate functions.  Member of the American A Cappella Alliance’s Spring Sing, The Works deliver fun combos of eclectic repertoire and witty repartee!

You can listen to audio clips of The Works @ http://www.theworkssing.net/music.html

None of the AboveNone of the Above
Celebrating 10+ years of music-making, None of the Above (NOTA) is a mixed a cappella octet that performs a broad mix of pop tunes, jazz standards, folk, spirituals, and non-traditional music. A finalist on the inaugural season of WGBH’s Sing that Thing! and the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, NOTA has performed all across New England!!

Tickets:  Suggested contribution: $10/Adult, $5/Child under 13. Cash or check at the door.

Additional donations welcomed! All profits from ticket & concession sales go to funding programs and lectures tailored to meet the specific needs of our community and our interests in the area of disease prevention and wellness.

The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is a 501(3) nonprofit focused on raising awareness for MetroWest residents on how lifestyle, diet and the environment contribute to the incidence of cancer and other health risks. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the WCPP is conducting public events & educational programs all year long (including yoga sessions, lectures and research on disease prevention and wellness, movie screenings, and the November concert).

More Info: Patrick Rafter for The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project & The Works, patrick@theworkssing.net or 617-901-2697

Mind-body Medicine for Cancer Prevention

SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY, MAY 20th, 2015  7:00-8:30 PM

Wellesley Free Public Library, Wakelin Room

According to experts at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Dr. Ann WebsterBody Medicine, even when faced with the worst possible news from your doctor, some of your recovery may actually be in your own control.

Health psychologist Dr. Ann Webster was in the midst of a very different, thriving career when a loved one’s illness first brought her into the world of hospital care and the needs of people with a life-threatening diagnosis. It was an experience that changed her life.  Come hear Ann Webster’s talk on Mind/Body Medicine and learn more about the upcoming film Everything Matters

In 1987, Dr. Webster joined the staff of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as Director of the BHI Cancer Program, and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and maintains a demanding schedule as an author, lecturer, and teacher in addition to her patient care work.  Read more here on Dr. Ann Webster.Everything Matters

According to experts at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, even when faced with the worst possible news from your doctor, some of your recovery may actually be in your own control.  But thanks to a few simple, yet powerful techniques, people are not only surviving, but thriving, as they battle cancer.  Watch NewsCenter 5’s report

Webster first approached the filmmakers wanting the stories of some of her remarkable patients told. What she never imagined was being in front of the camera herself; her story and tireless commitment to those facing devastating illness form a central element this documentary film.

This lecture is sponsored by The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project and the Wellesley Free Library and is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.