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Carmelina Vargas Joins Latin FACES to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness in Latino Community
New York, NY / August 29, 2012 - Recording artist and breast cancer survivor Carmelina Vargashaspartnered with Latin FACES, non-profit organization started by fellow Dominican immigrant Fary DeLeón, which is dedicated to strengthening family values with a focus on education and breast and cervicalcancer awareness. Carmelina will be participating in and promoting Latin FACES fundraising endeavorsincluding walks and special events.“Fary De León is such an inspiration. She is a breast cancer survivor who came to the US withoutspeaking English. A strong woman who just wants to spread awareness in our community where silenceabout cancer is prevalent and really prevents early detection,” says Carmelina.
About Carmelina Vargas
Carmelina Vargas first appeared on the national music scene in the summer of 2008 with the releaseof her first single “Mueve Las Caderas,” a rhythmic modern Pop/R&B track infused with a tropical style. ASCAP Latino highlighted Carmelina’s debut album titled “Morena” (Morena Records, June 9, 2009) asone of the most anticipated albums of the coming year. As things were heating up for Carmelina, shewas diagnosed with early breast cancer.Using her music as a platform, she promoted breast cancer awareness through performances atnumerous events for The American Cancer Society, and at the Latin Trendsetter Awards presentedby
. She also hosted her own 1st annual fundraiser at Latin Quarters, whichbenefited the Columbia University Medical Center Survivors Squad and The American Cancer Society.Her endeavors received national recognition from Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York’s15th District. Her latest project “Alegria” is her first release since being 100% cancer free.http://www.carmelinavargas.com/
About Latin Faces Cancer Foundation
Latin FACES is a non-profit organization on which its fundamental principle is to strengthen family valueswith a focus on education and breast and cervical cancer awareness. According to recent statistics,single mothers now head 10 million homes nationwide and their number is growing. Some of thesewomen do not receive child support or any other assistance. Without the necessary tools and resources,these women, face barriers in achieving economic success for themselves and their families.