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Help Cure Ocular Melanoma on Sunday

— Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6, is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite melodies while making a difference in the fight against ocular melanoma — a little-known disease that affects 2,000 people annually. However, this disease is life-altering and researchers are desperately seeking a cure. But this can only happen if they receive funding. This is a personal fight for Harvey Levine of Potomac, coordinator of the concert. His sister Sheila is fighting ocular melanoma – and he is doing everything in his power to raise funds for research.

This benefit concert, entitled "The Music of George Gershwin and John Denver" will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Sixth and I Street Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street, NW, Washington D.C. The art show will begin at 1 p.m. and the concert will start at 1:45 p.m. Performing artists will be pianist Shaun Tirrell with his 12-year-old daughter Audrey on the violin, pianist Matthew Bachman and Side By Side (Doris Justis and Sean McGhee, vocals and guitars). The art of Carl Dryer, Jill Freedman, Alan Rubin and others — as well as paintings by benefit coordinator, Harvey Levine — will be featured. A reception and continuation of the art show will take place following the concert.

Tickets to this benefit concert and art show are $50 (or $35 for parties of six or more). People will also be admitted by making a contribution of any amount to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Checks are payable to CURE OM and should be sent to Harvey Levine, 7803 Cadbury Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854 – or come to the concert and donate what one can. For more information, contact Harvey Levine at hoybean39@yahoo.com.