On Friday, September 30, 2011, the DACRA and Design Miami family will host "F*CK CANCER: The Ty Bassett Benefit Bash" at the Moore Building in the Design District to raise much-needed funds instrumental to the survival of beloved Design Miami team member, Ty Bassett. The event is set to be a rocking party with an open bar, food, dancing, live DJs, games and raffle. It will also help save Ty’s life.
In March 2005, doctors diagnosed then 36-year-old Ty Bassett with a very rare form of cancer, Synovial Cell Sarcoma. Sarcoma survival rates are grim, at best. Ty defied the odds and following months of brutal chemotherapy and a leg amputation, he was back on his feet (one real, one metal) focusing on the important stuff, namely raising his infant son. Three months ago, Ty's cancer returned in the form of two ugly tumors in his lungs. Miami doctors pronounced his disease to be Stage IV. Ty traveled to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas for a second opinion. Today, Ty has two rounds of in-patient chemotherapy under his belt and flies to Houston, Texas every few weeks to meet with his Sarcoma team.
To purchase tickets to the event, please visit www.fcancerty.org.