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Affordable family fun "stands up" for a great cause

Oksana Baiul, JoJo Starbuck and more to appear in benefit show

Oksana Baiul will be performing in the show, and she has donated prizes.
Oksana Baiul will be performing in the show, and she has donated prizes. (Getty Images)

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(04/18/2009) - WEST ORANGE, N.J. - With the 2010 Olympic Games merely months away, this is your opportunity to see past, present and future figure skaters in action. Stand Up for Life is coming to The Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain on May 2. Honoring local skating legend, breast cancer survivor and 1984 Olympian Lisa Spitz, the event features 1994 Olympic champion Oksana Baiul and ice show star JoJo Starbuck. Champion skater Rosie Tovi of Tovi Productions has masterminded this charity event and assembled a cast of accomplished skaters and performers.

Come see the next potential Michelle Kwan or Scott Hamilton entertain friends and families at a great price. Show performers are gathering from all over the country for this worthwhile cause benefiting the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Tickets are just $25 for adults and $15 for children. For those who would like to meet the stars, VIP tickets are only $75, with available on-ice seating to see them up close for $100 per ticket.

Stand Up for Life also features a survivor tribute, which is particularly meaningful for many figure skating fans whose lives have been touched by cancer. Along with the skating, there will be a standout stand-up comedian, Ray Ellin; a fabulous live band, The Infernos; circus entertainment for the kids; and a special auction of items Baiul has donated, including an exclusive opportunity to win private skating lessons with the champion.

Information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will be available at the event. A majority of 75 percent of the proceeds will be used in nine Northern New Jersey counties -- Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren -- to support community-based education, screening and treatment programs for uninsured populations. The remaining 25 percent will be directed to national research to find cures.

Stand Up for Life will be held on May 2 at 7:00 p.m., at 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange, N.J. Tickets can be purchased online at www.standupforlife09.com or by calling 973-731-3828 ext. 0.