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Hamden music festival to benefit brain tumor research at Yale

July 17, 2014

New Haven Register, Conn.



July 17--HAMDEN -- A group of local bands comprised of musicians from the Greater New Haven area will host a music festival to raise money for brain tumor and brain cancer research at the Yale Brain Tumor Center.

The concert, "Playing for the Cure: Brainstormin'" will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden.

For the past two years, the concert has been held on the Green in North Haven and has raised money for the North Haven music and arts programs.

"I think that we all know someone whose life has been affected by a brain tumor or brain cancer -- a teacher, a friend, a relative," said organizer Stephen Cusano. "In 2008, my brother was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor sitting deep within his ventricular system. The medical staff at Yale could not understand how he was functioning, let alone having just completed one year of law school. After four open brain operations and one stereotactic-radio surgery, my brother is now free of the tumor that almost took his life. My family and I are committed to finding the cure and helping those who are less fortunate."

If you would like to make a donation, checks should be made payable to Musicians of North Haven and mailed to 2 Pez Court, North Haven, CT 06473. Cusano said a trade name certificate was filed with North Haven on May 8, 2012, and all donations will be held in escrow until the proceeds from the event are presented to the Yale Brain Tumor Center.

For more information, email Cusano at drums7983@gmail.com or call Anthony Cusano at 203-209-9800.

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