Fayetteville concert planned in honor of brothers with cancer
Posted May 8, 2011 5:46 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2011 10:04 a.m. EDT
A quick note for our Fayetteville readers that there will be a special concert at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church later this month.
The concert is in honor of seven-year-old Patrick Henry and five-year-old Collin Henry, brothers who both have cancer. In October, Patrick was diagnosed with a serious and rare liver cancer. Collin was already fighting a battle against leukemia. You can read more about the family in this WRAL-TV story.
The concert at 7 p.m. May 20 will feature singer and entertainer Rita Gumm. She is know as the First Lady of the Carolina Opry and has performed with the cast for 25 years. She also has a children's ministry called Noah and Friends and has written a children's book. Check her website for more information about her work with kids.
Gumm heard about the boy's story and offered to do a benefit concert. At the boys' mother's request, money raised during the event will be donated back to Snyder Memorial in the boys' names to help other families dealing with illnesses. The concert is free, but an offering will be collected at the end.
Snyder Memorial is at 701 Westmont Dr. in Fayetteville.