My sincere thanks to everyone for making this show so memorable. Special thanks go to John and Kate Rutherford for their tireless work in helping with the logisitics and many details as well as to Kate Macauley of Macmillan for her support. I was so moved to share my story with everyone who was there and especially touched to hear the stories you shared with me. -- Eva Moon

Solo musical comedy: how one woman stopped cancer before it could strike

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Benefit Performance for Macmillan Cancer Support, London, 13 June

How far would you go to save your life?

Seattle performer/composer Eva Moon faced an impossible choice: remove her healthy breasts and ovaries or face almost certain odds of cancer.

Now the touring artist has written a solo musical about her experience and will be in London for one performance only, as a benefit for Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday, 13 June at Imperial College in South Kensington.

"The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes" is a feisty, frank and fearless original musical comedy about turning a devastating prognosis into a new lease on life. Moon shares the humor as well as the struggle of dealing with a life-changing personal challenge. "This show grabs your heart and won't let go," said Moon. "I bet my breasts and ovaries on the results of a DNA test - and lived to laugh about it."

After learning she had the BRCA genetic mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer to 87% and ovarian cancer to 55%, Moon made the difficult choice to undergo multiple prophylactic surgeries instead. "In the process, I discovered my mutant superpower," Moon said. "I got to change the future."

Proceeds from the show will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Kate Macauley of Macmillan said, "One in three of us will get cancer and it's the toughest thing most of us will ever face. The number of people with cancer is growing every day. This show tells a personal and positive story about the hard choices women can face. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. Donations make up 98% of our income, so we simply couldn't do what we do without you."

Macmillan Benefit performance:
The Mutant Diaries: Unzipping My Genes

Thursday, 13 June, 8 pm (doors open 7:30)
Lecture Theatre G16
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
Directions: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington

Tickets: http://themutantdiaries.brownpapertickets.com/
General admission £15, Students £10. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Media inquiries: Eva Moon - eva@evamoon.net
Macmillan: Kate Macauley - KMacauley@macmillan.org.uk,
Imperial College Union - Kate Rutherford kjr110@imperial.ac.uk
Hi res photos: http://mutantdiaries.com/news.html
More info about Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/