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Media Contact: Christian Meagher, Communications Specialist (203) 732-7431

Cancer Survivor to Host Rock Concert for Griffin Cancer Center

By Christian Meagher on 5/20/2019

DERBY, CT (May 22, 2018) – A Shelton cancer survivor will be taking the stage to help others fight the disease.

Mark Solotruk and the Orchard Hill Band are hosting “Rock Out for Cancer” Sun., June 9 from 1-5 p.m. at M.A.G.’s Pizza, Bar & Grill, 15 Klarides Village Dr., Seymour to raise money for the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 18-13. Children under 12 are free.

Orchard Hill Band specializes in covering more than four decades of classic rock favorites.

Solotruk was diagnosed with base of the tongue carcinoma in 2018 and received more than 30 radiation treatments at the Center for Cancer Care from May to July. As a singer, the diagnosis was especially hard on Solotruk who is a singer. Instead letting the disease bring him down, Solotruk strengthened his resolve to not only beat the cancer, but return to sing for a family picnic scheduled shortly after his treatments. The day before his show, Solotruk came to the Center with feelings of dehydration. The staff hooked him up to an IV, and within hours he had the strength he needed to perform the next day – an act for which he is forever thankful to the Center’s staff.

For more information about Rock Out for Cancer, contact Laura Murphy at lkmurphy@griffinhealth.org or 203-732-7466. Click here to purchase tickets online.

For more information about Orchard Hill Band, visit orchardhillband.com.

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