Teen Cancer America Attends 2nd Annual Steeplechase Event

NASHVILLE (April 3, 2019) – Teen Cancer America (TCA) announced today that tickets and table reservations are available for its annual fundraising event, “Party with a Purpose,” at the 78th Annual Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville,  Tenn. on Sat., May 11. The VIP tent party promises a festive day of horse racing, hospitality, hat contests, special prizes and live music with a finish line view, all benefiting the national non-profit founded by legendary rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who.

Entertainment will be provided by country music sensation Jason Michael Carroll, along with Jackie Bristow and friends. Raffle prizes and a silent auction will help raise money to fund the TCA mission to support adolescents and young adults with cancer. This marks the second consecutive year that TCA has selected the Iroquois Steeplechase for a celebrity fundraising event in Music City.

“The Iroquois Steeplechase is a signature event every spring in Nashville, and it gives us a terrific opportunity to enjoy a day at the races in support of a very important cause,” said event organizer Rick French, TCA board member and chairman of the TCA Advisory Council.

TCA is currently working with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University for the construction of a state-of-the-art lounge space to serve the needs of young cancer patients. Since 2012, the L.A.-based charity has developed and funded specialized facilities, treatment and age-specific services in partnership with leading medical centers across the U.S. to improve outcomes and survival for adolescents and young adults (AYA) fighting cancer.

Featuring complimentary food and open bar, the “Party with Purpose” is made possible with support from First Citizens Bank and French/West/Vaughan. In addition to individual wristbands, table reservations with parking passes and raffle tickets included are available for groups or companies interested in co-sponsoring the event. Proceeds will help fund TCA facilities and programs nationwide.

TCA “Party with a Purpose” (Eventbrite ticket link)

78th Annual Iroquois Steeplechase

Sat. May 11, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CDT

Percy Warner Park

2500 Old Hickory Blvd.

Nashville, Tenn.

 

To inquire about group tables and sponsor opportunities, please contact: Michelle Aland

michelle@teencanceramerica.org

(310) 208-0400

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About Teen Cancer America

Every hour another 13 to 39-year-old is diagnosed with cancer in America. Teen Cancer America transforms the lives for this under-served patient population by working with our country’s leading cancer treatment and research centers. They create specialized clinical care programs, offer therapeutic experiences and provide access to individualized support and resources. This completely unique organization works with the leading healthcare institutions to build state-of-the-art Adolescent and Young Adult “Social Zones” for both in-patient and out-patient treatment settings. The work of Teen Cancer America has impacted over 28,200 young people and their families nationwide during the last six years. For more information, contact Michelle Aland michelle@teencanceramerica.org or visit www.teencanceramerica.org.  

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For media inquiries, contact:

Brewer Owen, French/West/Vaughan

Representing Teen Cancer America

bowen@fwv-us.com

(919) 277-1181

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