Categories: PreviousGigs
      Date: Jul  8, 2010
     Title: Special benefit at Andy's 
Yoko's regular Thursday performance (start from 9pm) turns into the benefit for the good cause, The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

Press release:
Jun 16, 2010 – Chicago, IL -- Chicago jazz and blues musician Yoko Noge will perform for hundreds of expected guests at the First Annual “Jazz for the Goose” Benefit at Andy’s Jazz Club on July 8.  Newsweek  Japan called her “one of the 100 most respected  Japanese in the world.”

The event will raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (, a 501 (c) (3) founded by Chicagoans Rick and Susan Roman and their friend, Vallie Szymanski, after Susan was diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian Cancer in August of 2009.  The benefit will feature live entertainment.  Susan is currently in remission from this deadly disease.

The event will be held at Andy’s Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard Street, Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 p.m. –  8:30 p.m. - Mike Frost Trio; 9:00p.m. 12:00 a.m. - Yoko Noge Jazz me Blues.

Admission:   $10 at the door.

Appetizers and beverages available for purchase and dinner reservations are available by calling Andy’s Jazz Club at 312-642-6805.

At the age of 52, Susan Roman (aka “Goose”), was diagnosed with Stage III Ovarian Cancer in August, 2009.  This was the same diagnosis her mother received in 1976.  After a radical hysterectomy (removal of uterus), oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) and omentectomy (removal of omentum) she entered into a series of chemotherapy treatments of taxol, taxotere and carboplatin.  While going through the physical recovery of surgery and experiencing chemotherapy she realized that something had to be done to help women become more aware of what is going on in their bodies and to get them to understand that ignoring ongoing signs of ovarian cancer symptoms is a deadly choice.

To learn more about “Jazz for the Goose Benefit” or to learn more about OCSA, contact Executive Director, Vallie Szymanski at 312-280-0457 or visit

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About OCSA
The Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization is a Section 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Donations to OCSA are deductible as a charitable gift. If you should have any questions concerning tax deductibility, please consult your tax advisor. for more information, visit