Country Music Artist Kathy Mattea Headlines An Evening of Hope


Country Music Artist Kathy Mattea will headline the 2014 An Evening of Hope to benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research. The McLeod Health 15th Annual Cancer Benefit will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Florence Little Theatre. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the programs and services offered by the McLeod Cancer Center.

Mattea has been honored with multiple Grammy’s, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year. She will perform "Walking with my Dad," a collection of songs and stories from her family’s journey with cancer, during the event.

In addition to Mattea, a variety of talented performers will pay tribute to loved ones touched by cancer. These local musicians include Singer Nick Townsend accompanied by Robin Thompson on piano; Singer Amesha Johnson; the Borrowed Time Band and Singer Johnny Tanner; Singer and Dancer Abby Greenwood; and Singer Roger Kirby accompanied by Ann Rodgers Chandler on piano and Starr Wood on violin.

Sponsors to date of the benefit, organized by the McLeod Foundation, include: Marquee Sponsor Wells Fargo; VIP Backstage Sponsor Mag Mutual; Red Carpet Sponsor Nucor Darlington; Aiken & Company Insurance and Real Estate; Armstrong Wealth Management; BenRx, Inc. Employee Benefit Consulting; Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Brand; First Reliance Bank; Greerwalker; Dr. Larry D. Grubb and Dr. T. Rhett Spencer; Lincoln Financial; MedAssets; Mary Helen Condon Moore, CFM of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Group; Pee Dee Electric Cooperative; Pee Dee Pathology Associates; Pepsi Cola of Florence; PGBA; Roche Carolina; Mrs. Linda Russell; TD Bank; and Zander Insurance Group.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact Kendra Collins in the McLeod Foundation office at 777-2694 or visit