HomeCommunity NewsRenowned Actor Michael York Comes to Pasadena to Bring Awareness to the Disease That Has Affected Him and a Local Family

Renowned Actor Michael York Comes to Pasadena to Bring Awareness to the Disease That Has Affected Him and a Local Family

Pasadena, CA – Celebrating his 50th year as a professional actor, Michael York will visit Pasadena to discuss his recent fight with Amyloidosis, a rare and often misdiagnosed disease that connected him to the Fink family locally. This Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the US Court of Appeals (125 So. Grand Avenue) 91105, York will unite with the Fink family to bring greater awareness to this disease before attending a private screening of his critically acclaimed work, Cabaret, now celebrating its 40th anniversary.

The Pasadena Sandwich Company has been a fixture in Pasadena since 1995 as a family-owned and operated business. Steve Fink learned the deli business from his parents in the 1950's before opening his own for the Pasadena lunch crowd so he could be home for family dinners. Steve was diagnosed with Amyloidosis in 2009, so late in the lifespan of the disease that his treatment options were limited and he succumbed to the disease in 2010. He is survived by his four children: Meghan, Kaytee, Nicole and Jonathan, all of whom came together to run the restaurant and establish the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund to bring greater awareness, research and treatment to Amyloidosis. They even created a sandwich called "The Big Steve" in memory of their dad and all proceeds are donated into this fund.

It was fate that brought York and Meghan Fink together to bring awareness to this cause. York was finally diagnosed in 2011, after being misdiagnosed, and last year underwent a successful stem cell transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

York has more than 50 movie credits to his name, several Emmy nominations for his television work and numerous Broadway performances. Additionally, he has narrated numerous documentaries and extensive radio work. His accolades are many and his talents unsurpassed. For more information www.michaelyork.net and for media questions: Lisa Derderian at 626-945-5169.



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