Are You Dense MusicFEST 2017


What a spectacular evening - thanks to all our sponsors, friends, community leaders and music lovers for supporting our Mission - join us next year on June 16, 2018 for another sensational show for a great cause with headliner 'The Doo Wop Project" from the original cast of Jersey Boys and Motown.

June 17th at Palace Theater, Waterbury CT

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Our 9th Annual MusicFest to support the life-saving mission of Are You Dense Inc. promises to be one evening-filled extravaganza. Some of the best entertainers from Las Vegas will make the evening memorable.  Back to the historic main stage at the Palace Theater in Waterbury CT is Justin Shandor, named the World's Ultimate Elvis by Graceland.  Along with his phenomenal band, with Vincent Ingala on drums, Justin will take you back to the glory days when Elvis was king. 

Opening the show is Jacob Tolliver who wowed the Vegas crowd at Harrods with his 'Jerry Lee Lewis' impersonation. Jacob can certainly play those keys!

The pre-show reception will feature a silent auction and raffle with the 'Sounds of Leo' getting each of us in the groove for a fantastic evening.  Don't miss the post-show reception featuring "Twist of Lime."

Reserve Seating: 35.00
VIP Seating plus post-show reception w/food and cash bar & a 'Meet and Greet:'  75.00

Dr. Nancy Cappello, Founder & Director of Are You Dense Inc. is honored to present the Champion and Esther Awards to two remarkable women who are making an immeasurable impact in breast health.

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Dr. Nicole Saphier, women's health radiologist, will be presented with the Champion Award for exposing the best kept secret of dense breast tissue. Dr. Saphier did not waste a moment following her breast imaging training to bring the breast density notification law to women of Arizona while she was in the fellowship program at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.  The Arizona bill was effective October 1, 2014.


Dr. Beth Sieling, breast surgeon, will be presented with the Esther Award for her ferocious breast health advocacy for her patients and their families.  The award is based on the Old Testament story of Queen Esther, a bold, influential and courageous women who was placed on this earth 'for such a time as this."

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Please browse the website further to learn about dense breast tissue, use the available resources, read and share stories and consider making a donation to help expose this BEST-KEPT SECRET about the limitations of mammography alone to detect cancer in women with dense breast tissues.

Are You Dense, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. IRS Tax ID 26-3643216. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #1:

    Breast density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #2:

    Two-thirds of pre-menopausal women and 1/4 of post menopausal women have dense breast tissue. 

  • Are You Dense? Fact #3:

    Adding more sensitive tests to mammography significantly increase detection of invasive cancers that are small and node negative.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #4:

    Cancer turns up five times more often in women with extremely dense breasts than those with the most fatty tissue.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #5:

    While a mammogram detects 98% of cancers in women with fatty breasts, it finds only 48% in women with the densest breasts.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #6:

    A woman at average risk and a woman at high risk have an EQUAL chance of having their cancer masked by mammogram.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #7:

    Women with dense breasts who had breast cancer have a four times higher risk of recurrence than women with less-dense breasts.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #8:

    A substantial proportion of Breast Cancer can be attributed to high breast density alone.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #9:

    There are too many women who are unaware of their breast density, believe their “Happy Gram” when it reports no significant findings and are at risk of receiving a later stage cancer diagnosis.