SOURCE: Seven Silvasy

October 07, 2006 06:00 ET

Pop Singer Seven Silvasy Helps The American Cancer Society in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Silvasy Lost Her Aunt to Breast Cancer Nearly Two Decades Ago

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 7, 2006 --Rising Pop Sensation Seven Silvasy, who grew up in northeast Philadelphia, plans to lace up her shoes this weekend for Philadelphia's "7th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" 5K walk event. Opening Ceremonies begin Sunday, October 8th, at 8:15 a.m. The "Making Strides" event starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"I'm participating in honor of my aunt, Penny Silvasy, who died of Breast Cancer 17 years ago," said Silvasy. "I named my team 'Prayers For Penny' to honor her."

Since 1993, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" has been the American Cancer Society's premier event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer. Since then, three million walkers have raised more than $194 million through "Making Strides." Last year, more than 400,000 walkers across the country collected more than $34 million.

Making Strides events take place throughout the country, throughout the year, and are typically five kilometers (3.1 miles) or five miles in length. This year, more than 110 walks will be held throughout the nation according to Coordinator Christina Conlan (215.985.5301 -

Silvasy, 25, who has overcome physical and career challenges herself, has bounced back to the music world with a new lineup of songs posted at her company website, and her personal site, "My biggest musical influence has been my mother, who is a songwriter," she said. Her newest song is entitled "Sunday," which is a ballad about her feelings on life. It has been posted at her personal site: She is talking to several record labels.

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