2014 Survivors Day Celebration

2014 Survivors Day Celebration

Registration for this event is now closed.
Please call 732-235-7940 to be added to our wait list.


Act I: Registration
11:15am - 11:30am

Act II: Lunch
11:30am - 12:15pm

Act III: Keynote Speaker
Valisia LeKae

Broadway Star and Cancer Survivor
12:15pm - 1:00pm

About Our Keynote Speaker
Valisia LeKaeValisia LeKae
has been blessed to grace the Broadway stage numerous times in the productions of The Threepenny Opera, 110 in the Shade, Ragtime, and The Book of Mormon. She recently starred as Diana Ross in Motown the Musical to which she garnered a 2014 Grammy Award nomination, 2013 Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award, Drama League nomination and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. Valisia won the 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Sarah in Ragtime. She was also nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for the same role. Off Broadway she could be seen in the John Denver musical, Almost Heaven. Some of her regional credits include Caroline or Change, Dreamgirls, Godspell, Big River, and Little Shop of Horrors, to which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award and many others. She was also a part of the Live at the Lincoln Center production of Camelot. She has toured with the USO and the National touring companies of All Shook Up and Mamma Mia and been a part of many workshops and readings in the New York City area. Since being diagnosed with ovarian cancer on December 2, 2013, Valisia has used her voice to spread awareness about this deadly, silent disease. Valisia is now the spokesperson for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

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Parking will be available at the Hyatt at the discounted rate of $5 (self-parking only).

Questions? Call the Cancer Institute's Communications Office at 732-235-7940.