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SEATTLE, Wash. - (Oct. 18, 2007) - Noah Wick had just wrapped up a year many young men only dream of: He lived in New York, promoted bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Guns N’ Roses, and was returning home to attend law school. That’s when everything changed for the 23-year-old. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

With the same straightforward approach that has served him well, Wick chose an aggressive path to rid himself of the cancer Lance Armstrong made famous. Virginia Mason Medical Center’s Christopher Porter, MD, surgically removed the tumor and Wick began chemotherapy shortly after with Jacqueline Vuky, MD.

During treatment, Wick decided to give back and help others with cancer by creating a non-profit entertainment company exclusively for benefit concerts called Giro Entertainment. This will be Giro Entertainment’s first concert and it will benefit the Shelby Webster Testis Cancer Fund at Virginia Mason.

Two well-known local bands, Thomas Starks and Ether Hour, will play Nov. 19 at the Triple Door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $21.50 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the fund at Virginia Mason. Tickets may be purchased at www.tripledoor.com.

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health care system that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 400 physicians with a 336-bed acute care hospital in Seattle. In addition, Virginia Mason has a network of clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area, and manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and adult day health program for people living with HIV and AIDS. Virginia Mason also has an internationally recognized research center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. For more information, please visit VirginiaMason.org.

Contact:  
Alisha Mark
Media Relations
(206) 341-1509

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