FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2016
Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation
202 North Ave #305
Grand Junction, Co 81501
BALL-A-PALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR TESTICULAR CANCER
Local Arizona bands coming together in February to entertain and raise awareness
Mesa, AZ: The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, based in Grand Junction, Co would like to announce the first ever “Ball-A-Palooza”, a musical event to raise monies for the nonprofit foundation, of which 100 percent will go directly to programs and initiatives promoting awareness and early detection.
The music festival will take place at Club Red Theaters in Mesa, AZ on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The local music showcase will feature more than 15 acts throughout the daylong event.
“We have a unique opportunity here to reach a wide range of people and make them aware of the disease, while entertaining them at the same time,” explained Michael Muriett, local organizer and longtime volunteer for the foundation. “While it is a male-only disease, we all know someone that can benefit from the information that will be available. And with a wide variety of musical styles being represented, we can reach people that we may not have been able to at other events.”
Muriett, who lost his 19-year-old son to the disease in 2012, is also a musician and will be a preforming at the event.
Doors for “Ball-A-Palooza” will open at noon and run until midnight. Tickets are $15 before the event and $20 at the door and are good for the entire day. Tickets can be purchased online at:
The Foundation will have educational materials available for attendees, along with other merchandise specific to the cause. Muriett says that the Foundation's hope is for a successful fundraising event, so that Ball-A-Palooza can grow bigger each year in order to raise awareness about this not often spoken about, yet still potentially deadly disease.
About the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation: TCAF is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that is compassionately dedicated in the fight against testicular cancer. The organization achieves its goals through awareness and outreach, promoting the monthly self-exam, giving support and guidance to patients and families, being a resource for the medical community, and providing financial assistance to those in need - all in the effort to continue to save lives.
Among other accolades TCAF was selected as a top-rated nonprofit by GreatNonprofits in 2014 and 2015 and was voted “Best in Show-Facebook” in the WEGO Health Activist Awards in 2014. TCAF was also voted “Favorite Non-Profit” at Vans Warped Tour in 2014, an event in which they have had a presence at every stop for the past two years.
For more information about “Ball-A-Palooza”, or how you can help support the Foundation, visit https://www.tcafinfo.org or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tca.org/