11004873454?profile=RESIZE_710xThe nationally known Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name will perform at the April 8 fundraiser. Photo provided

 

By Amy Woods

The first-of-its-kind Go Pink Rock N Roll Dinner promises to catapult guests back to the ’80s with a special performance by a nationally known Bon Jovi tribute act.
Boston-based Living on a Bad Name will take the stage April 8 at Crazy Uncle Mike’s in Boca Raton in a benefit for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s Go Pink Challenge.
Proceeds support breast cancer care at the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.
“We’ve had such great feedback,” Alyssa Kern, the foundation’s events coordinator, said of the five-man band that bills itself as the only Bon Jovi tribute act to have been chosen to replace the real deal. “Our staff is very, very excited for this event. I think it’s going to be so awesome.”
Francesca Thompson, the marketing director at Crazy Uncle Mike’s, said the concert more than likely will sell out.
“We’ve had, so far, a good response for tickets,” Thompson said. “And this is our first time working with the Go Pink Challenge.”
The Go Pink Challenge kicks off following the Go Pink Luncheon, an October mainstay at The Boca Raton that draws more than 1,000 guests and generates $1 million-plus. A yearlong campaign, it encourages people in the community to step up and support the cause by organizing third-party fundraisers in the fight against breast cancer.
“Anything we do is a win,” Go Pink Challenge Chairwoman Nicole Flier said. “Not only will we be the recipient of what money is raised, but more importantly, it gets the word out.”
Alan Rose, a member of the foundation’s Philanthropy Guild, is underwriting the event. The local philanthropist plans to fly the band into town for the show and cover the costs of a VIP experience that will include an open cocktail hour and a gourmet burger bar.
“I felt it my duty to support the efforts of the hospital,” Rose said. “I’m in part two of my life. I’m going to be here for, hopefully, a few more decades if I live as long as my father did and just wanted to ensure that there is good health care.”

If You Go
What: Go Pink Rock N Roll Dinner
When: 6 p.m. April 8
Where: Crazy Uncle Mike’s, 6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Cost: $35 show ticket, $75 VIP ticket
Information: 561-931-2889 or crazyunclemikes.com

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