PRESS RELEASE: “Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert"

Manila, Philippines – Jose Mari Chan, the singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, has recently confirmed that he will join the star-studded ensemble of artists who will perform at the upcoming “Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness activities for this year.

Chan, who received a Double Diamond Record Award for his album “Christmas in Our Hearts”, will join local artists like Franco and Ayen Laurel, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, John Glenn Gaerlan and Anica Ordan in an evening of music and song for a great cause. The Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. (PFBCI), Resorts World Manila, Megaworld Foundation Inc. and the Lyric Opera of the Philippines have teamed up to present a special Christmas-themed concert which will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. The audience will be treated to a night of great music, and they will be enlightened about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it.
“Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to educate people about the impact of Breast Cancer, an ailment that has claimed thousands of lives for decades. The proceeds from ticket sales will fund the chemotherapy that will be administered to poverty-stricken patients in the Philippines.

Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra will provide the music for the event. Other artists who will perform at the concert are Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.

Concert tickets are available at the Ticketworld, Box Office, the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care office and www.kasuso.org.

About Jose Mari Chan
Jose Mari Chan is a multi-awarded singer-songwriter. He has been singing since 1969, and is most recognized for chart-topping ballads such as “Please Be Careful With My Heart”, “Tell Me your Name”, “Beautiful Girl”, Afterglow”, and the classic Christmas theme, “Christmas in our Hearts”. He has performed in venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Show Boat Casino in Atlantic City, and the Bellagio at Las Vegas. Apart from being the CEO and chairman of A.Chan Sugar Corporation and BISCOM, Inc., Jose Mari Chan is the recipient of numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Jose Marie Chan

PFBCI is the first center for breast care in the Philippines. Founded by Dr. Florentino Doble, it is the only organization that has a Breast Cancer accreditation by the Philippine Council for NFO Certification for their commitment to assisting impoverished patients with emotional support and sourcing of financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.kasuso.org

About Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is a leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines that showcases thrilling lifestyle choices, unique events, first-rate performances and recreational thrills. Strategically located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a direct portal to the world-class hospitality of the Philippines. RWM is home to top-rate brands such as the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the Remington Hotel, the Marriott Hotel Manila, and Maxims Hotel. For more information, please visit www.rwmanila.com.

About Lyric Opera of the Philippines
The goal of Lyric Opera of the Philippines is to offer opera productions of exceptional quality, and to develop an appreciation of the performing arts, music and opera through outreach and educational activities. The institution wants to emulate and recognize the efforts of legends such as Aurelio Estanislao, Manny Gregorio, Gamaliel Viray, Mamerto Villaba, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Sylia La Torre, Mercedes Matias Santiago, Salvacion Yniguez, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Gloria Coronel, Conching Rosal and Irma Potenciano. For more information, please visit lyropera.wordpress.com.

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