FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, Inc. (roccoandassociates.com) has announced it will be a sponsor for the upcoming second annual Cancer Beat, benefitting the Cancer Couch Foundation, funding research for metastatic breast cancer (www.thecancercouch.com). The event will be held on October 21st at Fairfield Theater Company with a VIP reception beginning at 6:30 P.M., followed by 80s-90s music icon Howard Jones and his band taking the stage at 9:00 P.M.
The Cancer Couch Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit corporation founded by Fairfield resident Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, PhD, breast cancer survivor, Neuropsychologist and published author, in 2016 to raise money for research exclusively on metastatic breast cancer (when it spreads outside of the breast to other parts of the body).
"As the nation recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so does our firm," said Charlie Rocco, President & CEO. "It is a disease that effects everyone, including our clients and families. Our support of this event is just one way we can help increase awareness for the cause and give back."
"Having personally known Rebecca during her battle, her strength and courage in not only fighting the disease, but also using it as an opportunity to raise awareness has simply been remarkable," said Eric Johnson, COO. "To be able to donate to the cause towards a local based foundation, makes our involvement even that much more important to the firm and our attempts to always be giving back to the community we have been fortunate to operate in for over 40 years."
In 2016, the foundation raised a total of $250,000 for the cause which was all matched by corporate donors to total $500,000 that was put fourth towards Metastatic Breast Cancerresearch. "The momentum that the Cancer Couch foundation has and the funds that have been raised is just astounding and we are just so happy to play a small part in the foundation's continued success," said Johnson.
The Cancer Couch Foundation is a volunteer run, privately funded, non-profit organization. An unprecedented 100% of donations and event proceeds are matched and go directly to fund metastatic breast cancer (mbc) research at two cutting edge labs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center! To learn more how about how to get involved and donate, the firm is encouraging all who would like to, to visit https://thecancercouch.com/donations/. To purchase tickets to attend the event, log onto https://www.501auctions.com/thecancerbeat.
About Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, Inc.
Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, Inc. was founded in 1973 to assist individuals and families across all aspects of their financial lives. The firm provides life planning and seeks to create financial stability and independence for each client. In doing so, Rocco & Associates has earned a reputation for excellence within the community by providing high-touch, personalized, service. Our team has provided unbiased advice and guidance for over 40 years.