Industry Ink: Women Rock For The Cure, George Uribe, Winter Jam 2015 Tour

Women Rock For The Cure Sets Date For 2015 Young Survivors Retreat

ysrlogoWomen Rock For The Cure has set the date for its 2015 annual Young Survivors Retreat, aimed at helping connect young women who are fighting breast cancer. The four-day event will be held Sept. 24-27 at Deer Run Retreat Center, located at 3845 Perkins Road in Thompson’s Station, Tenn. The all-expenses paid event is open to approximately 20 women, who have been diagnosed between the ages of 18-40 years, and are either undergoing treatment or are survivors of breast cancer.

Activities during the event include sessions on art, relaxation, nutrition, fertility, relationships, and beauty tips.

The non-profit organization is helmed by Sweet Talk Publicity founder Jensen Sussman, who shares her own personal experience with the retreat: “Having to face breast cancer as a young woman is physically, emotionally and mentally challenging. For WRFTC to bring together these women from all across the country who share in the same struggles and see how their connection forms a sisterhood of hope is inspiring.”

WRFTC raises funds for the Young Survivors Retreat throughout the year, and covers all travel expenses to and from Nashville for the retreat’s attendees. Applications will be accepted beginning May 1 at 9 a.m. CT through May 4 at 5 p.m. CT, at To donate to Women Rock For The Cure, click here.


George Uribe Named Ellis Island Medal of Honor Winner

George Uribe

George Uribe

George Uribe, president and CEO of has been named an Ellis Island Medal of Honor Winner, presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). Uribe will join an esteemed class of professionals honored with this distinction, including Rudolph Giuliani, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe DiMaggio, John Glenn, Quincy Jones, John McCain and Rosa Parks. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service.

Uribe, a veteran television producer, leads a team of television producers and bookers specializing in strategic placement of guests on local, national and international television and radio programs. He served as a non-commissioned officer for the US Army Reserve, and has received numerous awards for media coverage by his peers including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences New York Chapter. He is the co-founder of the Miami Media Mixer, Music City Media Mixer and New York Newsmakers. Uribe was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as the “Most Admired CEO” in his city and also serves on the Board of Rocketown, a regional outreach center for more than 800 teens across from Middle Tennessee.


Winter Jam 2015 Tour Breaks Attendance Records

Skillet's John Cooper (L) and Jeremy Camp share the stage at Winter Jam. Photo: Adam Mowery

Skillet’s John Cooper (L) and Jeremy Camp share the stage at Winter Jam. Photo: Adam Mowery

NewSong’s Winter Jam 2015 Tour Spectacular wrapped its biggest tour to date with more than 600,000 people attending 47 shows across the country. The tour launched its 20th anniversary tour Jan. 2. Since then, the tour has notched 38 sellout shows and played to capacity audiences at St. Louis’ 19,000-seat Scottrade Center; Tampa, Fla.’s 17,000-plus seat Amalie Arena; and Detroit’s nearly 17,000-seat The Palace of Auburn Hills, among other venues. The tour concluded March 29.

Winter Jam 2015 was headlined by Skillet, along with Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, for KING & COUNTRY, Family Force 5 and evangelist Tony Nolan, while the Pre-Jam Party included Blanca, About A Mile and VERIDIA.


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