The People Fight Cancer and Win One More Battle

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The People Fight Cancer and Win One More Battle

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

LAFAYETTE, IN – The People vs Breast Cancer Benefit Concert was a fantastic night of music, food, and charity – all for a great cause! The benefit featured free appetizers from local businesses, a silent auction full of exciting items, and phenomenal renditions of popular music from student musicians in three different bands. The concert was held in memory of Shiva Haghighi, a Purdue University alum who lost her three-year battle to breast cancer in early 2014 at the age of 28. All proceeds went to the Community Cancer Network in support of non-medical needs of local cancer patients.

The evening began with a silent auction boasting a multitude of items providing intrigue for all. The music was masterfully brought to the event by performances from The Tratio Experience & Different Pulse. The phenomenal folks at the Lafayette Theater went all out for the cause as well providing spectacular service, sound, and lights for the event as per usual. All in all when the final totals were counted the evening raised a whopping $6,191 for the Community Cancer Network.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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