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Mercy Health Sponsors Fifth Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors' Ball

(CINCINNATI; October 18, 2013) – Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that it is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Ball, a black tie celebration of life and resiliency in the face of cancer. The non-profit Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation hosts the ball and proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.

“With regular screenings, early detection and advances in cancer care, there’s hope for everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is not a death sentence and the Black & White Ball proves it,” says Mercy Health Physician Keith Melvin, MD, founder and co-host of the gala and a cancer survivor himself. “Every attendee pulls out the stops to dress their very best and when we all stand together to pose for our ‘Survivors Photo,’ you know without any doubt that there is life after cancer.”

The Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Ball takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 2, at the Sharonville Convention Center, located at 11355 Chester Road in Cincinnati, ZIP 45246. Guests should dress in black and/or white and Dr. Melvin notes that the ball is a black tie affair.

Sister Mary Stanton and radio personality Lincoln Ware share co-hosting duties with Dr. Melvin.
Guests will enjoy dinner promptly at 8:30. Eugene Goss and Triage and DJ Jazz provide the musical entertainment that will get attendees up and on their feet.

Tickets, which are tax deductible, cost $60 in advance and $70 on the day of the Black & White Ball. Tickets will only be available until 3 p.m. on November 2 and will not be available at the door. Please call Bill Mabrey, 513-742-4388; Gwen Boggs, 513-531-2085; Everybody’s Records, 513-531-4500; Dudley’s Beauty Salon, 513-729-4600 or Dr. Melvin’s office, 513-585-9500 for ticket information. Guests can pay for their tickets by check at Dr. Melvin’s practice, Mercy Health – Avondale Internal Medicine, which is located at 2132 Dana Ave., Suite 400, in Cincinnati, ZIP 45207-1227. Please make checks payable to the Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation.

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