Dear Editor:

If you're a teen in grades 9-12, we are looking for you to come help battle cancer and participate in our first A Battle for the Battle. McCann School of Business & Technology Hazleton and Pottsville Campus are teaming up with T102 Radio to host this teen event on Friday, December 3rd from 6-11 p.m. at Lakeside Ballroom. It will consist of a Battle of the Bands, as well as a Dance Off (think So You Think You Can Dance meets America's Best Dance Crew).

The Battle of the Bands prize includes a recording package. Number of songs performed will be determined by the amount of pre-registered acts. The Dance Off is open to individuals and groups. Prizes include Spa packages. Both events will have a judges panel and a Teen Choice Award with both winners also having the opportunity to perform at Penn's Peak during the live broadcast of the American Cancer Society's Telethon April 9-10. RC from T102 will DJ in between sets. Besides entertainment, individual school clubs are also encouraged to participate by having booths to sell things.

All Attendees receive a chance to win an iPad with $5 entry fee. Raise $25 and receive 5 chances; receive 25 chances for every $100. As an added bonus, post this event on your Facebook page and receive 5 bonus chances (you must friend Lori Kane to ensure it has been posted). You will also receive an additional chance if you RSVP your attendance to

The school with the most representation in attendance will receive $100 to use toward prom. All the money raised will benefit the local American Cancer Society units in Carbon-Tamaqua; Hazleton; and Schuylkill.

For more information or to register your act, contact Lori Kane, Community Relations, at (570) 622-7622 or email or download a registration form at or PottsvilleMcCann.

Lori Kane

Community Relations Specialist

McCann School

of Business