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Saturday, Aug 2-Concert Benefiting Healing Curve Cancer Charity. Hosted by CD & ME – Chicago Native, Dr. Gary Motykie, Provides Reconstructive Surgery to Cancer Patients & Others www.TheHealingCurve.org
Nothing says Chicago like ‘Da Bears,’ and CD & ME is proud to host a benefit concert on Saturday, August 2, organized by Dan and Gina Hampton’s charity, Par Fore the Cause, assisted by Dave Los and Jox Rox Chicago, and featuring former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton’s band, Chicago 6.
The beneficiary of the concert will be The Healing Curve, a charity founded by Dr. Gary Motykie, who donates his services to provide reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors, war veterans, car accident victims and children born with birth defects. Dr. Motykie was inspired to start The Healing Curve after a flood of heart-wrenching fan mail sent in response to Dr. 90210, his hit show on E!, where he provided reconstructive surgery for women who had beaten cancer but whose bodies were devastated by the mastectomies that saved them.
“I am thrilled to be doing this concert for them,” said Gina Hampton, president of Par Fore the Cause. “Dr. Motykie is originally from Chicago, and he has a heart of gold. We’re basically raising the funds for the anesthesiologists and the office staff. Dr. Motykie donates all of his time.”
Doors open at 1 pm & tickets provided for a day of entertainment. Click here for more details.
Bands include The Shed/341, 7th Heaven and Chicago 6 (composed of former Bears Dan Hampton, Steve McMichael and Otis Wilson, along with Eddie Kammerer, Matt Kammerer and John McFarland). Former Survivor front man Jim Peterik will close out the event with his band, Ides of March.
In addition to the nonstop musical entertainment, International Redkin Artist Leah Freeman of The Fuse in Manteno will be on hand with other Redkin staff at a Blow Dry Bar for complimentary blow outs. Each ticket holder will also receive free travel size samples of Redkin products with VIP ticket holders receiving full size product samples. Redkin’s own Charlie Kennedy will be flying in to Chicago to emcee the entire benefit.
“He is amazing, fun, witty and gets the crowd going,” said Hampton.
Food vendors include The Chicago Pizza Boss, The Windy City Patty Wagon, The Calle Wagon and The Husky Hog, along with a cash bar.
Premier sports memorabilia and autographed guitars will be a few of the featured items in the live and silent auctions. Gina Hampton also reports that if the event meets the fundraising goal during the evening, her husband Dan will take the seat of honor in the dunk tank. Par Fore the Cause thanks Title Event Sponsor Rich Galgano of Windy City Wire and all of the other sponsors and donors who are helping make this event happen. Corporate sponsorships are still available. Contact Hampton at email@example.com.
Event Location & Ticket Information
Tickets range from $15 general admission to $275 all-inclusive VIP seating with Meet and Greet option. All tickets can be bought online at cdandme.com or at the box office, 23320 S. La Grange Road in Frankfort. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, visit cdandme.com or call 815-469-7315.
About The Healing Curve
In 2008, Dr. Gary Motykie formed The Healing Curve, a non-profit initiative, to help women who have beaten breast cancer, but are left with scars and loss of breast tissue as a result of the mastectomy that saved their lives. The inspiration for starting The Healing Curve came after the flood of requests Dr. Motykie received after filming episodes of E! Entertainment’s hit show Dr. 90210 where he reconstructed the bodies – and lives of breast cancer survivors. The Healing Curve provides funding and support for the surgical correction of physical deformities that have been acquired as a result of cancer, a traumatic accident, prior unsuccessful surgeries and/or congenital birth defects. Click here to learn more…
Research is currently underway for developing breast implants that may deter or even detect cancer cells. These advancements might have a huge impact on women who have had breast cancer or those with a history of the disease in their family.
Biomedical scientists at Brown University have published results in the journal, Nanotechnology, documenting their creation of an implant with a microscopic surface that prevents cancer cells from dwelling and thriving. It’s a surface that’s hospitable to healthy breast cells and less so for cancerous breast cells, this is like a “bed-of-nails” surface to cancer cells.
Various types of raised surface implants were tested and I was discovered that those with microscopic “pimples” measuring 23-nanometers each were most successful in helping healthy cells to grow (As a point of reference, a nanometer is 1/50,000th the width of a human hair). After just one day, this surface yielded 15 percent more healthy endothelial breast cells compared to a normal surface in tests. Researchers hope human trials using this technology will begin within five years.
In addition, other scientists are developing a breast implant that would help detect and destroy cancer cells. The new type of breast implant would have imbedded medication in the implants’ polymer material that would help fight infection, reduce inflammation and possibly even target and destroy stray cancer cells. To give breast implants the ability to locally fight breast cancer has the potential to dramatically improve the course of breast cancer treatment since approximately, 444,000 breast implant surgeries are performed every year in the United States.
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