Benefit raises $3,000 for cancer patient
Derik Vanderford Staff Writer
UNION — Local musicians came together with friends and family, raising over $3,000 with a benefit concert.
On Saturday, Shady’s hosted a benefit concert for Lisa Harris, which included a one-night reunion of Trey Harris and the Loungehounds.
Last January, Lisa Harris was diagnosed with Leiomysarcoma (a.k.a. LMS), which is a malignant cancer of the smooth muscle.
Lisa’s husband, Trey, said Lisa is a wonderful wife and mother, and he is thankful for being able to help make the benefit happen. In addition to Harris and the Loungehounds, the event also featured musical performances by Cadillac High, Freddie Vanderford and Brandon Turner.
“It was a huge success, and we had a lot of fun!” Harris said. “It would not have been possible without the help of so many people.”
The event also included door prizes and a Chinese auction featuring items donated by local businesses. Trey’s sister, Michelle Austin, sold tickets for the auction.
“It was such a good turnout, and I was really surprised by all the businesses that donated so many nice items,” Austin said. “Everybody was just wonderful.”
Trey said the event raised well over $3,000 to be put toward his wife’s medical bills.
Trey and Lisa said there are too many people to thank for making the event a success, but they mentioned Austin, Leslie Gibson, Shady’s, Curtis Smith, Patrick Vinson, all of the event sponsors, Scott Davis (for donating a gun cabinet which was sold in a silent auction), the Loungehounds, Freddie Vanderford, Brandon Turner, Cadillac High and Todd McGowan.
“And last but not least, our wonderful friends and family for all of their love and support,” Trey said.
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