General Assembly Men’s Chorus Raises $15,000 For Pretty In Pink Foundation

L-R: Warren Fuson, Penny Lauricella, Andy Lesperance

May 11, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – The General Assembly Men’s Chorus recently presented Pretty In Pink Foundation with a check for $15,000 following the chorus’ Spring benefit concert entitled “Harmony, Hope & Healing.”

Emceed by WRAL-TV’s anchor Debra Morgan, the concert was held at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Meymandi Concert Hall, in April. General Assembly, the southeast’s premier men’s chorus and a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, designated the proceeds for Pretty In Pink Foundation, the only non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer.

“Our repertoire is full of emotional and heartfelt songs, but helping to save a cancer victim’s life is really something worth singing about,” said General Assembly president Warren Fuson.

The donation was raised through ticket sales and sponsorships. Sponsors for the event were Wake Radiology/Oncology, BD Technologies, Waverly Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Centers of NC (CCNC), Ellis & Winters LLP, First Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo Reverse Mortgage, Capitol Broadcasting Co., Itron, and Calvert Café.

“We were thrilled when the General Assembly chose Pretty in Pink Foundation as the recipient for the concert’s proceeds,” said Penny Lauricella, the Foundation’s executive director. “It was a wonderful evening and we are extremely grateful to the men who performed and everyone who attended.”

Fuson and Andy Lesperance of the General Assembly presented the check to Lauricella at Pretty In Pink Foundation’s Raleigh office.

For more information on The General Assembly Men’s Chorus, contact, or call Andre Lesperance at 919-303-0284.

For more information on Pretty In Pink Foundation, visit

About Pretty In Pink Foundation:

Pretty In Pink Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources for uninsured and underinsured North Carolinians who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have limited financial means. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch, a breast cancer surgeon, Pretty In Pink Foundation is positioned to have a point of presence in every state by 2020. Committed to providing hope, health and healing, Pretty In Pink Foundation has a growing network of healthcare professionals and quality of life partners. For more information on fundraising events, ways to help and how to become a volunteer, visit the website at, or join the Pretty In Pink Foundation Fan page on Facebook.

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