Mercy Health - Cincinnati Sponsors Sixth Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors' Ball

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Ball, a black tie celebration of life and resiliency in the face of cancer and an event that promotes increased cancer awareness.

Mercy Health Physician Keith Melvin, MD founded the non-profit Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation, which hosts the ball. The Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Ball takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 1, at the Sharonville Convention Center, located at 11355 Chester Road in Cincinnati, ZIP 45246. Guests should dress in black and/or white for the black tie affair. Tickets are $60 and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

“With regular screenings, early detection and advances in cancer care, there’s hope for everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is not a death sentence and the Black & White Ball proves it,” says Dr. Melvin, founder and co-host of the gala and a cancer survivor himself. “Every attendee pulls out the stops to dress their very best and when we all stand together to pose for our ‘Survivors Photo,’ you know without any doubt that there is life after cancer.”

Radio personality Lincoln Ware shares co-hosting duties with Dr. Melvin. Guests will enjoy dinner promptly at 8:00 p.m. to music provided by Eugene Goss and Triage. After dinner, DJ Jazz will get attendees up and on their feet up through the midnight hour.

Tickets, which are tax deductible, cost $60 in advance and will not be available at the door. Please call Bill Mabrey, 513-742-4388 or Dr. Melvin’s office, 513-585-9500 for ticket information. Guests can pay for their tickets by check or cash at Dr. Melvin’s practice, Mercy Health – Avondale Internal Medicine, which is located at 2132 Dana Ave., Suite 400, in Cincinnati, ZIP 45207-1227. Please make checks payable to the Black and White Cancer Survivors Foundation.

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