Concert for a Cure
June 23, 2013
British indie rock band, Scars on 45, appeared at a benefit concert supporting MIOCA, in memory of Ann Arbor’s young music lover, Mariel Almendras. Mariel lost her life to a rare form of ovarian cancer on Thanksgiving Day in 2011 at the age of 8, but not before she formed a special bond with the band and voiced ambitious dreams of advancing ovarian cancer awareness and research. This highly successful, sold out concert helped further those goals, while audience members of all ages danced the evening away.
MIOCA thanks our generous sponsors for making this event possible: Eberbach Corp, United Bank & Trust, Verizon Wireless Zone, Echo Valley, Bank of Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor’s 107.one. Special thanks also to LIVE in Ann Arbor for hosting the event, John Bommarito for serving as emcee, photographer Craig Górkiewicz and numerous auction donors.