Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Donates $25,000 to the Cancer Support Community
In collaboration with the cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical, the gift is made in memory of Broadway Star Marin Mazzie and in honor of fellow cast member Jason Danieley
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - (June 7, 2019) – As announced on Broadway.com, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 by Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS in collaboration with the cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical. The gift is in memory of three-time Tony nominee and 2017 American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee Marin Mazzie and in honor of her husband, Broadway star Jason Danieley, both Cancer Support Community Champions.
Mazzie and Danieley, whose final performance in Pretty Woman was on Sunday, June 9, are longtime champions of CSC, a global nonprofit that provides more than $50 million in free support services to people living with cancer and their loved ones. Mazzie was honored posthumously this year with a Special Tony Award recognizing her legacy of advocacy and her leadership within the theatre community for women’s health issues and support of organizations such as CSC.
“I am so happy for Broadway Cares to make this special gift in collaboration with all at Pretty Woman: The Musical from resources raised during our spring fundraising campaign,” said Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. “I know that the support, counsel and care that Marin and Jason received from Cancer Support Community was an invaluable assist and embrace to them both. What has made this experience even more resonant – and I imagine something that Marin would especially love - is that through their experience, the Broadway community has been introduced to this organization, augmenting the assistance offered by The Actors Fund to those facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis in our theatrical family.”
“We are truly humbled to have been selected by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of the Cancer Support Community. “All of us at CSC have tremendous admiration and gratitude for all that Marin and Jason have done for us—and that Jason continues to do—on behalf of cancer patients and their loved ones. We deeply appreciate this incredibly generous gift that will advance CSC’s mission to provide free support services to and advocate for individuals affected by cancer.”
For more information about the Cancer Support Community, please visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org.