NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - Atlantic Records' recording artist Rumer will perform at the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) "Breakthrough Ball" on Thursday, November 15th, 2012. The British songstress will perform songs from her acclaimed albums, "Seasons of My Soul" and "Boys Don't Cry" in the exquisite ballroom of New York's famed Plaza Hotel. Hailed by critics around the globe, Rumer's voice has been described as "...one of those voices -- a sort of confiding, conversational sigh, equal parts Laura Nyro, Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, and Joni Mitchell -- you would be happy to listen to for days and days." For more information please visit: http://www.childrenscbf.org/events_detail.php?id=44.
Since its inception, CCBF's gala has been a stunning success, raising over $1 million each year to treat the thousands of children suffering from cancer and blood disorders at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This year's event will honor Denise Ilitch, Dr. James Bussel and Dr. David Lyden joining an impressive group of past award recipients including Katie Couric, Ted Turner, Toni Braxton, Swizz Beatz, Daryl Hall and HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan.
If you are interested in checking out Rumer's performance at this event we have a limited number of spots for working media. Please contact: Sheila Richman, Atlantic Records 212-707-3063 or Sheila.Richman@atlanticrecords.com.
For more general information on the CCBF and The Breakthrough Ball please contact: Jen Zaleski, Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation email@example.com or 212.297.4339.
About the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation:
CCBF has helped the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center grow into one of the top centers of its kind, treating more than 1,000 children in over 10,000 clinic visits each year. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only tri-state-area children's hospital listed on the 2011-12 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll, and the hospital ranks in the nation's top ten for pediatric care. We are proud to sponsor the nation's largest thalassemia clinic, the most complete hemophilia center in New York, and a world-renowned platelet disorders program. A distinctive feature of our Oncology Program is its supportive, family-centered care model, which offers the most advanced cancer treatment available in an environment of compassion and wellness.
British songstress Rumer has become one of the most talked about new artists over the last few years. Her breakthrough album Seasons of My Soul was a critical phenomenon, earning unprecedented acclaim for a debut album. The album went to #1 at iTunes here in the U.S. and featured the singles "Aretha" and "Slow." Rumer also recently released the much talked about album Boys Don't Cry, which sees Rumer bringing her remarkable voice to a striking selection of songs penned and originally performed by some of the most iconic male songwriters of the 1970s. The album showcases stunning reinterpretations of classics like Daryl Hall & John Oates' "Sara Smile" and Townes van Zandt's "Flyin' Shoes." For more information visit www.rumer.co.uk.