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Benefit Concert Honored the American Cancer Society’s 100th Birthday Legendary Music Producer Quincy Jones and Friends Performed at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre

ATLANTA – May 23, 2013 – On Thursday, May 23 the American Cancer Society hosted “An evening with Quincy Jones & Friends” at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre.  The benefit concert, held in honor of the Society’s 100th birthday, featured legendary music producer and special guests, including James Ingram, Patti Austin, Siedah Garrett, Nikki Yanofsky, Alfredo Rodriguez, Allen Stone and the Pentatonix.

Photos from the event are available on the ACSMedia Flickr page at:  http://flic.kr/s/aHsjFiXP2f

The American Cancer Society officially recognized its 100th birthday on May 22nd, and used the opportunity to encourage people to join together, make noise and take action to finish the fight against cancer. The Society urges everyone to make some noise by making a donation at cancer.org/fight, participating in a local Relay For Life or Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in their community and/or enrolling in its groundbreaking Cancer Prevention Study-3 to find better ways to prevent cancer.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.