This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Record-breaking $1.7 Million Raised At Holiday Rock & Roll Bash To Benefit The Lustgarten Foundation

BETHPAGE, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC), Rainbow Media, Cablevision's programming subsidiary, and Madison Square Garden (Nasdaq: MSG) presented the tenth annual Holiday Rock & Roll Bash on Thursday, December 9, to benefit The Lustgarten Foundation.  The event raised $1.7 million -- the most money raised ever in a single night in New York City for scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment and cure of pancreatic cancer. With Cablevision's multi-year commitment to underwrite all of The Lustgarten Foundation's administrative costs, every dollar of the $1.7 million raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

More than 1,000 guests attended this year's event, which was held at the legendary Hard Rock Cafe in the heart of Times Square. The evening's entertainment included a rock-and-roll and blues performance by JD & The Straight Shot and a special appearance by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph from American funk and soul group Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The night also featured a special performance by the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and their good friend, Santa Claus.

Created in 2001, the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash has become The Lustgarten Foundation's premier annual event and its most important fundraiser.  Since its inception, the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash has raised more than $11.3 million to benefit pancreatic cancer research.

Lustgarten Foundation Executive Director Kerri Kaplan said: "We are extremely appreciative of everyone who comes out each year to support this important event. It means so much to know that 100 percent of every dollar raised for the Holiday Rock & Roll Bash goes directly to pancreatic cancer research, thanks to Cablevision's support. This money will be used to help fund critical research so we can someday find a cure for this deadly disease."

The Lustgarten Foundation was established in 1998 by Marc Lustgarten, the former vice chairman of Cablevision and chairman of Madison Square Garden, along with the help of Cablevision, following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He passed away from the disease in 1999. Today, the Foundation that Marc Lustgarten inspired is the nation's largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, providing more than $32 million to research since its inception.

Visit to learn more about The Lustgarten Foundation and Cablevision's fight against pancreatic cancer.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,203.37 -85.26 -0.47%
S&P 500 2,107.78 -9.61 -0.45%
NASDAQ 4,979.9010 -28.1950 -0.56%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs