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Former KISS drummer Peter Criss is being recognized for his efforts in the fight against cancer.  The rocker, who has successfully battled the disease, has been tapped to receive the Humanitarian of the Year award from The American Cancer Society New Jersey Shore Region. 

He'll be presented with the honor at the annual Hope Lounge gala, a fundraising event that will also include food, entertainment, dancing, casino games, and live and silent auctions. 

Money from the event will be used to assist cancer patients and their families. 

The Hope Lounge event will take place at the Encore Event Center in Freehold, New Jersey on March 9th. 

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