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
-- 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
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
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
to benefit pancreatic cancer research.
Lustgarten Foundation Executive Director
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
, 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
inspired is the nation's largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, providing more than
to research since its inception.
Visit curePC.org to learn more about The Lustgarten Foundation and Cablevision's fight against pancreatic cancer.