MarketWire September 26, 2011 10:20 ET
SRC Records, Think Pink Rocks, and ActorCast Hold Nationwide Talent Search With Chance to Open for Award-Winning Artists
Judges Include AKON, Flo Rida, SRC Chairman Steve Rifkind and Grammy Award-Winning Producer Jim Jonsin
BOCA RATON, FL–(Marketwire – Sep 26, 2011) – Winners of a nationwide talent search sponsored by SRC Records/Universal, ActorCast, Kelley Lee Events, and breast cancer research charity Think Pink Rocks (www.thinkpinkrocks.org) will compete for a chance to open for award-winning artists at a charity concert happening on November 5 in Boca Raton, Florida. The winner will be selected by Steve Rifkind, Chairman of SRC Records/Universal; Grammy Award-winning producer, Jim Jonsin; and longtime supporters of Think Pink Rocks, AKON and Flo Rida.
Think Pink Rocks is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer and awareness of the BRCA gene for breast and ovarian cancer. The Fourth Annual Think Pink Rocks concert will take place on Saturday, November 5, at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater at Mizner Park, Boca Raton, and will feature artists Flo Rida, Iyaz and DJ Cassidy along with recording artists from SRC Records/Universal, Shontelle, Melanie Fiona and Ray J. Boca Raton 17 year old Brett Loewenstern, American Idol Top 24 Semi-Finalist from 2011 will also perform.
The contest winner will open the expectedly sold-out concert event and will walk the pink carpet with the other artists. The concert and contest are also supported by Y100 (WHYI-FM), Miami’s Hit Music Station.
“This is a great chance for aspiring artists from throughout the U.S. to try for their chance to open for some of the biggest names in music,” said Rifkind. “The winner not only has the opportunity to showcase their music, they will be supporting breast cancer research, a cause that is important to me and all of the artists involved.”
Contestants can submit their video to: www.rockthinkpink.com. Travel and accommodations will be provided within the domestic U.S. for up to five band members. The top 25 “Likes” will have their clips posted on www.thinkpinkrocks.org. To submit, contestants must make a $25 donation to Think Pink Rocks. Proceeds will benefit: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Boca Raton Community Hospital Women’s Center for Breast Care, and other breast cancer research charities.
The Think Pink Rocks concert is open to the public and tickets are $45 and can be purchased at www.thinkpinkrocks.org.
About Think Pink Rocks
In 2004, at age 36, Stephanie Robin, a Boca Raton mother of two small children, was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. She tested positive for the Breast Cancer Gene (BRCA) and underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction, a total hysterectomy and months of chemotherapy. The cancer returned to her lungs and is stage IV; she is receiving monthly treatment at Memorial Sloan- Kettering and the tumors have decreased in size by 90 percent.
She and her friends Elizabeth Weprin Kathy Fleishman and Amy Seidman established Think Pink Rocks. Amy Seidman is a breast cancer survivor. Thanks to early detection, Amy’s was diagnosed in January of 2000 with Intraductal Breast Cancer and had a mastectomy. She is now 10 years cancer free.
Working with Steve Rifkind, SRC Records/Universal (Boca Raton), and producer, Kelley Lee, for the fourth year they have organized the Think Pink Rocks concert to advocate for early detection of breast cancer, to raise awareness of the BRCA gene for breast and ovarian cancer, and to raise funds for breast cancer research charities. For more information please visit www.thinkpinkrocks.org.