Kiss legend  and original drummer Peter Criss will be honored this Saturday night, March 9th from the American Cancer Society's Jersey Shore Region Hope Lounge annual event at the Encore Event Center in Freehold, NJ

Peter Criss is a breast cancer survivor, and has been extremely active over the last few years on getting the word out that men as well as women are can be diagnosed with breast cancer.Tickets are available to attend this great event by calling 732-292-4257.

The night will be filled with premier entertainment. dancing, live & silent auctions. gourmet hor d'oeuvres, and casino games.

The Hawk's Andy Chase had an opportunity to talk with Jennifer Gleason and Lori Kirsch of the American Cancer Society earlier today.

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Peter has stopped by the Hawk studio many times to hang with Andy Chase, and he says that the biggest key to beating cancer is "early detection".

In an interview back in 2012, Peter says "My wife saved my life," who pushed him to get an abnormal pain in his chest examined by a doctor. That early intervention was key to Criss' survival.

While he was blessed with early detection and his treatment did not require chemotherapy, Criss still worries that his cancer could return.

"When you get this disease, you're never out of the water," he said. "I still get paranoid."

"That's the heavy part about the disease," Criss added. "I still have the fear in me and I always will. You live with that."