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Cancer Support Center plans virtual telethon for April 11

The Cancer Support Center is hosting its second virtual fundraiser telethon on Sunday, April 11. Jump onto Zoom from 6 to 9 p.m. for the live event featuring entertainment, family-friendly fun and testimonials.

Special hosts will be Sue Armato, executive director of the Cancer Support Center, and Karen Gordon, who is serving as president of the center’s board. The event will be based at the center’s Mokena location.

The hosts will welcome Bronzeville artist Andre Guichard who will give viewers a tour of his gallery and give insight on the importance of the therapeutic benefits of the arts.

Also, members of the Aurelio family of Homewood’s Aurelio’s Pizza will demonstrate how to make a nutritiously delicious pizza in the comfort of your home. Line Dancing with Dawn will get you up and learning a fun fitness dance class. 

Mojo & The Bayou Gypsies, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame artists, will end the night with feel-good Cajun music.

“We are so excited to bring an evening of such great talent and entertainment to our telethon this year. Even though it is still tough for us to be in person, we can get together to celebrate the center by watching our telethon broadcast live through Zoom,” Armato said, “and hopefully raise critical funds so we can continue to be there for anyone dealing with cancer and its hardships. We hope many will join us for this very special evening!”

To get details on the Cancer Support Center’s telethon and its regular schedule of classes, meetings and other assistance, visit the organization’s  website at www.cancersupportcenter.org. Zoom information about the telethon and ways for people to donate will be available there. 

The Cancer Support Center gives strength, guidance and support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis, as well as to their loved ones. The center is a community-based, volunteer-driven, donor-supported organization. Programs, resources and services are delivered by professional therapists, counselors, nutritional educators and experts. Those in need pay no fee for services.

The Cancer Support Center has two locations: 2028 Elm Road in Homewood and 19645 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena.

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