October 01, 2013
St. John’s University’s Staten Island Campus will host a
Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Thursday, October 3 at 1:45
p.m. with special guest speaker Peter Criss, founding member of the
band KISS, and breast cancer survivor.
Through his 2012
autobiography Make Up to Breakup: My Life in and Out of
Kiss and other work in dedication to the cause, Peter says he
is on a mission to spread the word about early detection for men
and women. For his efforts, the American Cancer Society honored
Peter as Humanitarian of the Year in March.
Guest Speaker Peter Criss, Founding Member of
Tuesday, October 3
Where: St. John’s
University Staten Island Campus
Kelleher Center, Kiernan Suite
In 2008, Peter was
diagnosed with breast cancer. Upon undergoing both a lumpectomy and
mastectomy, he is now cancer-free. He now hopes to be a role model
in another sense to help raise the public’s consciousness of the
little-known fact that men can get breast cancer too. As a high
profile celebrity with this cancer, Peter says he hopes his heavy
metal credentials will help mitigate the stigma around breast
cancer for men.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon is
co-sponsored by St. John’s Student Health Services, Campus
Activities Board, and Chi Theta Omega Fraternity.
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Peter Criss, is
best known as one of the founding members of the legendary rock n'
roll super group KISS. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York
and has been a role model for aspiring rock musicians for more than
four decades. Winning the Peoples Choice Award for his single hit
"Beth" Peter the "Catman" Criss has lived an extraordinary life. In
1980 he embarked on a solo career that led to the release of
several solo records, Out of Control, Let me Rock You and Criss and
in 2007 his most recent CD One for All. In 1995 the Original line
up reunited for the year’s most successful tour. Peter spent from
1995 thru 2004 doing the Reunion tour, Psycho Circus Tour the
Farewell Tour and the Kiss symphony tour. In October of 2012 Peter
releases his autobiography, Make Up To Breakup My Life in and Out