FLORENCE — Tickets are now on sale for An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. The McLeod Health Foundation’s 16th annual cancer benefit will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Florence Little Theatre.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the HOPE Fund. Gifts made in support of the HOPE Fund — Helping Oncology Patients Every Day — benefit oncology patient support services and provide oncology staff with improved access for immediate assistance needs for their patients.
Programs supported through this fund provide transportation and medication needs for patients with few resources and educational manuals and supplies.
This year’s event is a musical and comedy revue where performers and regional artists pay tribute to loved ones touched by cancer.
Performers for the evening will include singer Harry McFadden; dancer Meggie Baker; a musical performance by Zach Greenwood, Anna Tanner and Andrew Poston; flutists Betsy Johnson and Kristin Slaughenhoupt accompanied by Robin Thompson on piano; instrumentalists 10-year-old Zak Chen and 8-year-old Ethan Chen; musicians James and Dewey Ervin; violinists Worth Lewallen and Boyd Richardson accompanied by Beverly Hazelwood on piano; singers Shaw and Rebecca Thompson; gospel artist Kendra Smith; and the Lake City Community Theatre with soloist Hugh White directed by Glen Gourley.
Local craftsmen and artisans are also donating their works of art for the silent auction. Objects for sale are being donated in honor or memory of an individual diagnosed with cancer.
Tickets for the event are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Kendra Collins in the McLeod Foundation office at 843-777-2694 or visit www.mcleodfoundation.org.