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Peter Yarrow to headline concert in support of the Jewish General Hospital’s Cancer Prevention Centre

Montreal, September 29, 2014 - The Jewish General Hospital’s Cancer Prevention Centre, in association with Hope & Cope, is proudly hosting An Evening of Song and Conversation with Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Oscar Peterson Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West.

Peter Yarrow’s classic songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, Light One Candle and Puff, the Magic Dragon resonate with hope, making him the perfect choice to headline this benefit concert.  A committed activist, Yarrow has supported diverse causes such as peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education.

“It is always better to prevent rather than cure,” explains Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Cancer Prevention Centre. “Our multidisciplinary program includes clinical and research activities as well as special services to people at high risk of cancer. Through research, our goal is to discover ways for everyone to reduce their cancer risk and to share this information with the public.” Proceeds of this benefit concert will enable the Centre to increase its clinical services and offer more free public lectures on topics related to cancer prevention.

The opening act will be the EMSB Chorale youth choir.  Now in its 35th season, the choir has performed at international choir festivals and last April, was invited to sing in Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion with the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Regular tickets and VIP tickets for a pre-concert cocktail with Peter Yarrow are available online at

For more information about the Cancer Prevention Centre, please visit To learn more about Hope & Cope, visit


Michael J. Cohen
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English Montreal School Board
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