Second Annual Choirs for Cancer Raises Hope for Local Cancer Patients
Posted Date: 12/9/2011
The second annual Choirs for Cancer raised more than $70,000 through sponsorship, ticket sales, T-shirt sales and donations for the Nov. 17 performance at the Joshua R. Mabry Center for the Arts at Carrollton High School.
Gospel great Babbie Mason performed “Love is The More Excellent Way” with the Carrollton High School Show Choir, First Baptist Church of Bremen, HIS mark, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tanner Physician Musicians and United Voices Gospel Choir.
The Choirs for Cancer audience of nearly 600 was treated to the world premiere of Babbie Mason’s inspiring new song, “This I Know For Sure,”
Audience members raise their “lights of hope” in tribute to those who have battled cancer.
There are many unexpected costs patients face when battling cancer ranging from medication to transportation and even cancer care products. Many in the community are battling cancer without a job, without insurance or without the resources to afford their care. Choirs for Cancer raises funds to help local cancer patients with expenses related to their cancer care.
The concert brought together nearly 900 people who were delighted by gospel great, Babbie Mason, and six local choirs. Mason surprised the audience by premiering her inspiring new song, “This I Know For Sure.”
“There are a lot of things I don’t know. I don’t know the cure for cancer, I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but there are some things I know for sure,” said Mason, introducing the song.
Mason’s performance also included the gospel favorites “Shine the Light,” “Standing in the Gap,” “Go Light Your World” and a song with all six of the concert’s participating choirs, “Love is The More Excellent Way."
Highlights from the concert also included outstanding performances by Carrollton High School Show Choir, First Baptist Church of Bremen, HIS mark, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tanner Physician Musicians and United Voices Gospel Choir.
“For the second consecutive year, our community has come together to let cancer patients know they are not alone,” said Denise Taylor, president and CEO of Tanner Medical Foundation. “We are so proud to have again partnered with the amazing Babbie Mason and such talented choirs from west Georgia to raise money, and hope, for local cancer patients.”
Last year, more than 900 participants, guests and sponsors made the inaugural Choirs for Cancer concert a success by raising more than $50,000 for cancer patients in our community. 2011 Choirs for Cancer sponsors included Gradick Communications, the Times-Georgian, AirTran Carrollton Contact Center, Southwire and many other local organizations and businesses. The third annual Choirs for Cancer concert is planned for November, 2012.