Gospel concert supports American Cancer Society

The 23rd annual American Cancer Society, ACS, gospel benefit is planned Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 100 E. Fifth St. in Metropolis.

Martha Bormann, the concert coordinator, said in a news release that this year’s benefit will feature a return visit from The Hoppers of Madison, N.C.

The group has received many awards, including Dove Award nominations, Singing News Fan Awards along with years of radio success.

Connie Hopper experienced a return of her cancer last year and will give a testimony about how her faith and cancer research have played a part in her healing.

Bormann became a cancer survivor in 1994 and, in 2013, lost her husband, Boyd, to lung cancer.

“So far, the overwhelming support from the gospel music industry has helped raise thousands of dollars through these concerts,” Bormann explained.

“My goal is to raise a total of $100,000 for cancer research using the message of gospel music.”

Admission is free to the concert, with 100 percent of an offering taken that night going to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.

Judge Shea Nickell of Paducah will serve as master of ceremonies.

For more information about the event, contact Bormann at 618-524-5601 or the church office at 618-524-9325.

The Gazette-Democrat

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