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Barry Manilow Brings Valentine's and Music to New York With Concert to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Kelly Ripa Will Be Celebrity Host of Show at Nassau Coliseum

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up for a Cure today announced the first of its 2009 Concert Series -- a Valentine's Day show with Barry Manilow, in partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The show will be held on February 14th, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum, and tickets for this exclusive event go on sale Monday, November 10th at 10am through or by calling Stand Up for a Cure at 212 209 3871. The celebrity host of the concert will be Kelly Ripa.

Last year's Stand Up for a Cure Concert Series featured shows by Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Wilson and Dave Matthews Band -- featuring actress Julia Roberts.

"ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits...and then some" will be a full length concert featuring all of the music superstar's greatest hits including Mandy, Copacabana, Weekend In New England and I Write The Songs. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include premium seating, access to a pre-concert reception, and a souvenir gift bag, are available through or by calling Stand Up for a Cure directly.

Barry Manilow also celebrates the release of a new CD on November 25th -- THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES -- a 12-song collection which uncovers a bounty of treasures and reignites nostalgia for these fantastic hit songs reinterpreted by Manilow in his signature style and available on Arista Records.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated by Stand Up for a Cure to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (, founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993. The foundation is credited for creating the "pink ribbon" and is recognized by Money Magazine as one of America's top eight charities having raised over $220 million.

"I am delighted to announce that The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will partner with Stand Up for a Cure for a wonderful concert event featuring one of the world's best entertainers -- Barry Manilow," says Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder, Founder and Chairman.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

Stand Up for a Cure ( produces exclusive live concert events to raise money and awareness for cancer research and related diseases.

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