Beat Cancer Pittsburgh is the first ever event that will bring new rays of hope for the cancer patients in the Home for Hope, situated in the UPMC’s Hillman Cancer Center. Home for Hope is designed to bring together the benefits of holistic medicine and traditional cancer therapy.
Include yoga, nutrition, acupuncture and massage?
The place would provide all sorts of treatments and therapies to help cancer patients feel better, and these include yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, massage, etc. Allie Koch hopes to raise more funds through national and local acts. She also said that focus will be more on the local charities so that the money remains in the place you live.
Koch’s dream lineup is a mix of national and local acts: Headliner Shannon Curfman came up in the ’90s as a child blues-guitar prodigy, and has more recently been the guitarist in Kid Rock’s touring band. Jeff Campbell is a San Francisco singer-songwriter whom Koch manages. Locals Brooke Annibale and Mike Medved will play as well, and VIP ticketholders will catch a performance by Nashville songwriter Shannon LaBrie.
Koch says after the first event, she’ll evaluate how to go forward with the show in future years. One thing she hopes to do, though, is stay focused on worthy local charities.
Andy Mulkerin from the Pittburgh CityPaper has the interesting story: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/beat-cance