Concert to Celebrate National Brain Tumor Awareness Week

Brain Tumor Survivor David M. Bailey Performs May 5th

March 28, 2001

A free concert by national recording artist David M. Bailey will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5th, at the Kornberg Medical Research Building's Flaum Atrium to celebrate National Brain Tumor Awareness Week. The "Inspired by Hope" performance is sponsored by the Adult Brain Tumor Network of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at University of Rochester Medical Center, and Schering Pharmaceuticals.

As a young man, Bailey was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told he had just a year to live. He survived treatment, left corporate America five years ago to pursue a career in music. He has recorded six albums that offer hope and courage for fellow survivors. Yet those who have heard his music know that his songs speak to the hearts of all who have ever tasted the bitter sweetness of life.

"David Bailey and his music are inspirations to cancer survivors," said Barbara Moore, a member of the Adult Brain Tumor Network. Her husband, Bill, has been a brain tumor survivor for the more than five years. "This is a great way to celebrate the many victories that cancer patients and survivors achieve every day."

A 1999 Kerrville NewFolk finalist, Bailey has appeared on "48 Hours," Fox Health, and National Public Radio stations across the country. He has also been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Coping, and his lyrics have appeared in Songwriter's Monthly and American Songwriter. He is the inaugural recipient of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation Spirit Award and has performed with Sam Donaldson, Bonnie Blair, and Queen Noor of Jordan.

The concert will be held at the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building, located at the corner of Lattimore Road and Elmwood Avenue. Parking is available at the Strong Memorial Hospital ramp garage.

The Adult Brain Tumor Network is a support program for brain cancer survivors and their families. For more information, please call 275-4631.

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