Movement begun by the late Alison Salinas Launches with Inaugural Event on January 25th at Revival
Tickets on sale now at www.tealpower.ca
TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The details of TEALPOWER's inaugural fundraising and awareness-raising event were announced today by Tyler Puley, TEALPOWER's co-founder. TEALPOWER Presents: From Broadway with Love: A Night of Song to Fight Cervical Cancer takes place January 25th, 2016 at Revival Bar, 783 College Street. TEALPOWER was established by beloved Toronto publicist Alison Salinas and Puley to raise awareness of cervical cancer and funds to fight the disease. Net proceeds from the event go to team #TEALPOWER's Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Doors open at 7 pm and the show, featuring some of Toronto's top musical theatre performers, begins at 8 pm. Following the show, the TEALPOWER Party kicks off at 9:30 pm. To purchase tickets, make a donation, and learn more about TEALPOWER and Alison's fight, please visit www.tealpower.ca. More details about the event including the performance line-up and the silent auction will be announced shortly.
"Alison and I were partners in all aspects of our lives, so I know how proud she would be of this event," said Tyler Puley, co-founder, TEALPOWER. "None of this would be possible without all the dedicated work from Ali's friends – a truly special group of talented people who worked together to stage this incredible evening and carry on her legacy – the TEALPOWER message.
"One of Alison's great passions was musical theatre, so we couldn't be happier that From Broadway with Love will celebrate her life in song," said the Salinas family. "This event is the first of many that will raise funds for Team #TEALPOWER and awareness of Alison's TEALPOWER movement."
"We are so grateful for the TEALPOWER movement," said Paul Alofs, President & CEO, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. "The legacy of Alison Salinas lives on as TEALPOWER continues to raise awareness and crucial funds to support cervical cancer research at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Alison totally inspired all who knew her and we are thankful for all you do to keep TEALPOWER at the head of the peloton in the Ride to Conquer Cancer."
TEALPOWER Presents: From Broadway with Love is generously sponsored by Bell Media and Hollywood Suite. Event partners are Revival Bar and We Are Creative Inc.
About Alison Salinas and TEALPOWER
Alison was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013 at age 32. Ever the fighter, sitting idly by while going through treatment was not an option for Alison. The lack of information about cervical cancer inspired Alison to chronicle her journey on her Tealpower Canuck blog, which spread quickly through social media. She coined the name TEALPOWER as teal and white are the colour of cervical cancer awareness. Alison was continuing her mission to raise awareness about the disease when she sadly lost her battle in November, 2015. TEALPOWER is now an organization, co-founded by Alison's partner, Tyler Puley, which continues Alison's fight for cervical cancer education and a cure. TEALPOWER places an increased emphasis on raising funds for cervical cancer research through #Team TEALPOWER, Alison's team in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre's annual cycling fundraiser, Ride To Conquer Cancer.
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