As I See It: Upcoming Wrestling Events Benefiting Cancer Research & Treatment

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Thanks to all of you who have sent such kind remarks over the last two weeks regarding my dad's passing. While there is nothing that can compare with the loss of a parent, your kind thoughts have made it a bit easier.

As you'll imagine, given that my dad had colon cancer and my mom is a breast cancer survivor; I'll do what I can from time to time to publicize independent and other events benefiting cancer research and treatment. One of them will be taking place in April in North Jersey; as Independent Wrestling Federation will bring the band back together for a live event on April 28 in Nutley, NJ with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Their release is as follows:


The star-studded event happens Saturday, April 28, 2012 with a 7:45 pm bell-time at the Parks & Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ.

Headlining the extravaganza are main event bouts with WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana and WWE Legend The Rocker Marty Jannetty. Santana and Jannetty are former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champions. WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers, a former Survivor Series winner, hosts a meet and greet session. Kevin Knight will defend the IWF Heavyweight Title. Also appearing are Self-Made Travis Blake with IWF Commissioner Richard Ross, Hi-Definition Chris Steeler, Phat Daddy Biggie Biggs, Outlaw Shane O'Brien, IWF Tag Team Champions The Master Frank Scoleri and Absolutely Edwin, All-Star Austin Williams, The Gambler Mr. Casino, Roman, Doctor Hurtz, Nightlife Nicky Oceans, Mad Dawg Jenkins, Rock Queen Alissa, AJ Sparxx, and more.

"Join the Department of Parks and Recreation on their mission to help find cures, raise funds and support the American Cancer Society," said Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci.

Doors open 7 pm as Ocean Beach NJ Sales and Rentals presents the interactive All-Access Pre-Event Fan Fest where families can connect with health-related businesses featuring Muscle Maker Grill of Nutley and Lyndhurst, Signature Fitness of Belleville, High Street Rehab of Nutley, and Champion Nutrition. The Fan Fest is free with your event ticket.

Gabi Carrubba, pop singing sensation as seen on this season's American Idol on FOX, will perform the National Anthem to kick-off the event. Other special guest celebrity appearances include Sirius XM 'Busted Open' Radio Host David LaGreca, Champion Nutrition Fitness Girls, Nutley High School Wrestling Coach Frank DiPiano and more.

"This is a great way for people to enjoy a fantastic event while supporting a cause near and dear to the community," said Chrissy Andrascik, Director of Special Events for American Cancer Society. "We are appreciative to the IWF for making this fundraiser possible."

Net proceeds from the spectacular will be donated to Relay For Life. Advance tickets available online at CampIWF.com. Advance tickets also available at the Nutley Recreation Department, 44 Park Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (check or money order only, payable to: Relay For Life Nutley). 'Kids of all ages will see a sports-entertainment spectacle like no other,' said Kevin Knight. "We are proud to return home to the site of the first-ever IWF Event in 1998 and present this special Fundraiser in conjunction with Mayor Tucci and the Parks and Recreation Department."

In the UK, Power Trip Wrestling does shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust:. They ahve two shows coming up to benefit the cause:

Welcome to the world of Power Trip Wrestling. Where soap opera's look normal, where reality television looks dull; in comparison. We have announced that all PTW shows in 2012 will be charity based, and raising money for great and worthy causes. Our last two shows have been very successful, and have raised £500 each time for the , and now we're announcing two more shows!

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