breast-cancer-ribbon_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — South Florida is getting ready for the Fourth Annual Save the Twinz: Live PINK Fundraiser Weekend, with the 2013 events set to take place on Friday and Saturday Oct. 4-5 at Screen Post Productions, 3500 N.W. 15th St., in Lauderhill.

Save the Twinz: Live PINK! hosts fundraising events designed to heighten awareness of breast cancer, support research for a cure, and stress the importance of mammogram screenings and early detection in minority communities.

This year’s events include:

• Literary Café Comedy Show, Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: The Literary Café will feature local comedians and artists lending their talents for the cure. Guaranteed to bring the house down is an all-women lineup including Julie Baez, Isabella Patty, Jacky Beren, Pam Bruno  and Miami R&B Diva Sassy Singz. Crystal Chanel of Internet Radio WSIU online will host the event. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 for group sales of 10 tickets or more. Email or call 954-223-9638.

•Save the Twinz Live Benefit Concert, Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.: The benefit concert, coined as “South Florida’s #1 party with a purpose,” will feature South Florida female music powerhouses such as Moonchild and Stichez while educating the community for change and celebrating honorees, heroic survivors who are winning the battle, and those who have lost their battle through music and entertainment. Tickets are $40 each or $35 for group sales of 10 tickets or more, on sale on

“In our fourth year,” said Andrea JohnBaptiste, co-chair of Save the Twinz: Live PINK, “I am happy to see our mission is on track bringing all forms of arts and entertainment together to deliver our message and educate the communities we serve.”

Save the Twinz”: Live PINK! has partnered with SunLife OBGYN Services and POM MRI to provide wellness screenings for breast, ovarian and uterine cancer to a select group of women. Officials said all proceeds raised at the Save the Twinz events will be donated to pay for much-needed care for those women who fall through the cracks – who fit neither the age and insurance restrictions nor have the money to pay for the procedures.

The committee also will present the “Save the Twinz” Champion Award to U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings, Rose Poole of Relay for Life – City of Fort Lauderdale and Tarra Murray of Holy Cross Hospital, for their service of excellence in the fight against breast cancer. 

In just three years, Save the Twinz: Live PINK! has raised more than $50,000 for a cure for cancer and to ensure women, who are uninsured, have access to medical interventions, officials said.

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