Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Painting Salem Yellow

Join the Yellow Umbrella Organization for Cervical Cancer Prevention Week in Salem next week!

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and from January 8th, 2012 to January 15th, 2012 the city of Salem will join together to raise awareness of cervical cancer and its prevention during the annual, “Painting Salem Yellow” event.  Participating Salem restaurants, businesses, politicians and local celebrities will partner with the “Yellow Umbrella Organization” to empower and educate women about HPV and cervical cancer prevention.

The “Yellow Umbrella Organization” was founded by Salem resident, musician and cervical cancer survivor, Christine Baze, as a means to bring hope and raise awareness for cervical cancer. Since 2002, Christine, with the “Yellow Umbrella Tour” has made over 100 stops across the United States and Canada, and now she’s bringing the cause back home with “Painting Salem Yellow.”  

Throughout each performance the message is clear:  cervical cancer is preventable IF we use the tools - the HPV test (women 30+), the Pap test and the HPV vaccine (boys AND girls 9-26).

Once called “The Next Best Thing to Come Out of Boston” by, Baze will be performing eight different shows (with the help of many friends), sharing her music, story and message with all of Salem. The week will be filled with many fun and educational activities, such as Baze's one-woman show One Story, a special Comedy Club, and musical performances by Baze and other local musicians including Qwill, Erinn Brown, Ross Livermore and 80’s cover band, Safety. There will also be “yellow” markings through Salem that will guide you to local retailers who are showing their support for “Yellow Umbrella” and cervical cancer prevention.

Baze will start the week on Sunday, January 8th with a special matinee performance of One Story at the Griffen Theatre - sharing her story in full through classical piano, cover songs, and original Baze tunes.  On January 9th, 2012 “Painting Salem Yellow” will officially kick off with a press conference and luncheon at FINZ Restaurant with a special appearance by Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, who will be reading a Proclamation for Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, with Baze sharing her music and message. In addition to several musical performances throughout the week, the week will close with a very special brunch on Sunday January 15th at the award-winning 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar as they host “Classical Christine's Yellow Brunch”, featuring celebrity make-up artist Debra Macki, and Salem’s unique clothing boutique, Glitterati. Chef Antonio Bettencourt is hosting the brunch to show support for cervical cancer prevention.  While Baze performs Bach, Beethoven and other classical favorites, guests can browse Glitterati’s newest yellow fashions, get their makeup done by celebrity make-up artist Debra Macki, and enter to win make-up, accessories and other fun prizes!
Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 8th, 2012
4:00PM-5:30PM - ONE STORY at The Griffen Theatre
Baze will share her story through classical piano, cover songs, and original tunes.
$20 - ALL proceeds go to The Yellow Umbrella Organization
Call 978.317.1169 for reservations

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
8:00PM-12:00AM Guys for the Hooch! at Seaport Cafe
Qwill, Christopher Keating, Ross Livermore, HDJ, Jeff Buckridge, and David Bailin step up and sing for the cervix

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
9:00PM-11:30PM Girls for the Hooch! at In a Pig's Eye
Sarah Seminski, Erinn Brown, and special guest Jacyn from JADA will join Baze as sirens singing to save the cervix

Friday, January 13th, 2012
9:30PM-12:30AM BAZE BAND at Vic's Boathouse
The BAZE BAND rocks lots of your favorite chick cover songs for the Hooch

Saturday, January 14th, 2012
9:30PM-12:30AM SAFETY, an 80’s cover band will play for Yellow at Rockafellas with special guest Christine Baze

Sunday, January 15th, 2012
11:00AM - 2:00PM Classical Christine's Yellow Brunch at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Hear a one-of-a-kind special performance by Christine Baze as she revisits her classical roots, have your makeup done by celebrity makeup artist Debra Macki and shop the latest fashion from Glitterati

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