Super Diamond concert to raise funds for cancer programs

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Long Beach restaurants at the Alamitos Bay Landing are hosting a benefit concert with Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond to support Team Spirit and the breast and ovarian cancer programs at the MemorialCare Breast Center at Long Beach Memorial.

The concert  will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the parking lot outside of McKenna’s on the Bay, Khoury’s Restaurant and Buster’s Beach House at Alamitos Bay Landing, located at 140 N. Marina Drive in Long Beach. General admission tickets are available for $30. See below.

While clinical care is crucial, treating the “whole” patient, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally is key in returning cancer patients back to health.

Supporting these programs ensures that patients of the MemorialCare Breast Center get the “total” care needed along their cancer journey, by connecting newly diagnosed patients with survivors, who have gone through similar experiences.

The cancer support programs at the Breast Center are called Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support and Education. The programs include a peer-mentoring program, support groups and the addition of a nurse navigator to the program.

The peer-mentoring program is for newly diagnosed gynecologic and breast cancer patients, matching them with a specially trained cancer survivor. The gynecologic support group utilizes an open format, providing opportunities to share individual stories, learn ways to reduce stress and enhance coping skills while focusing on adaptive and empowering attitudes.

The newly diagnosed breast cancer support group is an ongoing, supportive educational series for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. These programs are available to anyone in the community, regardless of their financial status.

The nurse navigator position helps newly diagnosed women that have breast and gynecologic cancers with care coordination, symptom management, support and expertise to help get them through the journey. Nurse navigators are oncology nurses who provide support and care.

“Often the backbone of the family, women tend to take care of others, or put themselves last, when it comes to their family and career,” says Randal Snyder, manager, Women Guiding Women: Cancer Support and Education.

Dinner vouchers to one of the three sponsoring restaurants and general admission tickets are available for $75. Dinner voucher, general admission and front-row priority seating are available for $100.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call (562) 342-9411 or visit :

mckennasonthebay.com/entertainment.

Super Diamond concert to raise funds for cancer programs