Unite in Pink Concert

17 September 2014

UNITE IN PINK CONCERT – RENEE GEYER & DEBORAH CONWAY

Australian music legends Renee Geyer and Deb Conway will Unite in Pink for Cancer
Council Tasmania at Wrest Point on October 11.
Renee Geyer is the legendary jazz, soul and R&B singer who has sung across the world
for the past four decades, produced 26 albums and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of
Fame in 2005. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery in 2009.
“I am thrilled to be asked to appear and share my personal experience with this disease,”
Renee said.
“Everybody knows somebody touched by this disease, whether it is themselves or friends
or family. Everyone can relate to it. It is very important to me to get the message out to get
tested on a regular basis, to make sure everything is ok – taking care of yourself.
“I am coming up to five years since my diagnosis, now in remission.”
Cancer Council Tasmania CEO Penny Egan said she was absolutely thrilled at this
special, fund-raising opportunity.
“To have both these superb Australian artists perform and raise funds for Cancer Council
Tasmania is truly amazing,” Mrs Egan said.
“This is our first Unite in Pink event, which is the new brand for Cancer Councils across
Australia to bring all their ‘pink’ events under one banner.
“I know how much people in Tasmania love both artists – we are hoping the Showroom at
Wrest Point will be packed.”
Deborah Conway is an ARIA Best Female Artist award-winner, with five memorable
albums, String Of Pearls, Bitch Epic, My Third Husband, Exquisite Stereo, PC: The Songs
of Patsy Cline and Only the Bones.
“In the past, the word ‘cancer’ was an automatic death sentence – but no longer,” Conway
said.
“The awareness for women is extremely strong, with women checking themselves and
having mammograms every two years. There are so many proactive things to do and the
kind of research being done has been transformative for women’s health.”
Tickets are available through the Cancer Council Tasmania website:
www.cancertas.org.au.
Media contact: A.Mark Thomas, M&M Communications, 0422 006 732