Fort Wayne Area YFC hosts largest fundraiser of the year – 11/9/2010

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Press release from Huntington University:

Fort Wayne Area Youth For Christ hosts largest fundraiser of year to impact Northeast Indiana youth
Additional rallies in Huntington and Whitley Counties on tap for Nov. 8 and 18

(October 26, 2010) – Award-winning Christian singer Natalie Grant and authors of Mistaken Identity, Newell and Colleen Cerak, will be the headliners for the Fort Wayne Youth For Christ (YFC) Allen County “2010 Piece Rally” at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, November 9, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and dessert available.

This is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, and admission is free. In addition to the special entertainment, the program will emphasize the impact YFC is having at area schools and lives that have been changed. The Piece Rally will culminate with the all-important question: “Are you the missing piece YFC needs to impact Northeast Indiana’s youth?”

Two additional YFC “Piece Rallies” are scheduled for Huntington and Whitley Counties on November 8 and 18.

Huntington County Rally
Monday, November 8, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Huntington North High School
450 MacGahan St., Huntington
Keynote speaker: Newell Cerak

Whitley County Rally
Thursday, November 18, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Eagle’s Nest Event Center
125 S. Eagle Glen Trail, Columbia City
Keynote speaker: Newell Cerak

Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ is one of the top 10 ministry centers in the U.S., serving students in 9 high schools, 14 middle schools, 2 juvenile facilities and Primetime (urban center) in Allen, Huntington and Whitley Counties. More than 6,100 students participate annually. The ministry is solely supported by donations of individuals, churches, corporations and foundations.

For more information on YFC or the rallies, visit or call Marlas Robrock, development assistant/events coordinator, at 484-4551, ext. 207.


About Natalie Grant
Christian singer/songwriter Natalie Grant was named the GMA Female Vocalist of the Year for four consecutive years (2006-09) and the top-selling Adult Contemporary female solo artist in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Grant is among a select number of artists to have achieved a formidable foothold in mainstream media and radio. In September, her eighth studio album, Love Revolution, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart and landed at #32 on the Billboard Top 200.

About Newell and Colleen Cerak
Newell and Colleen Cerak are the authors of Mistaken Identity, chronicling their journey after a tragic car accident in the spring of 2006 that took the lives of five Taylor University students, including—they thought—the life of their daughter, Whitney Cerak. For five weeks, she was believed to be another young woman who was also involved in the accident, Laura Van Ryn. The Ceraks have been featured on numerous media outlets, including Oprah, MSNBC and TODAY show.

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