Young artists fight cancer

Local talent comes together for fundraising show

The first of a planned annual series of variety show concerts will bring together young performers from White Rock, Surrey and Delta to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Talents For A Cure, Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. at Earl Marriott Secondary’s Wheelhouse Theatre (15751 16 Ave.), will feature such emerging talents as Their There, Tommy Alto, Brett McCrady, Adam Olgui, Paula Cooper, Samantha Andrews, Julia Han and Hamza Zain.

All of the performers are volunteering their services for the event, which will also featire baked goods, refreshments, a silent auction, raffle and 50/50 draw.

Co-organizers are Andrews, herself a cancer patient now in remission, and fellow young performer Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman.

“This cause really hits home for me,” said Andrews, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia (a cancer of the blood and bone marrow) when she was five years old, and struggled with the disease for several years.

“I am thrilled to finally be able to give back to the society that helped save my life, using my passion for the arts,” she said.

Andrews and McCurdy-Foreman are encouraging businesses, organizations and others in the community to donate goods, services or money to support the cause.

In addition to the support of the Canadian Cancer Society, the event has already received raffle items from Sandcastle Fitness, Harmony Expressive Arts and Cineplex Odeon Theatres.

Tickets ($15, students and seniors $12) are avalable from 604-619-0236, or by emailing or calling 604-619-0236.

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