Cancer has unfortunately impacted the lives of nearly everyone to some degree. Whether losing a loved one, supporting friends and family through their diagnosis and treatment, or maybe even being a survivor, each person can call cancer prevention and awareness a cause near and dear to them.
Severna Park Lanes owner Mike Hall is doing his part in raising awareness for colorectal cancer by hosting the second annual Strike Out Colorectal Cancer concert supporting Fight CRC. The event will be held on Sunday, November 18, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Severna Park Lanes.
Hall knows personally just how devastating cancer can be. He lost his mother to cancer two years ago and wants to do what he can to support others who have been in a similar situation.
Last year’s Strike Out Colorectal Cancer artist was Craig Campbell, who lost his father to colorectal cancer and is now a spokesperson for Fight CRC. After speaking with Campbell, Hall was eager to combine their efforts in supporting a cause for which they both had a deep and personal connection.
When asked about last year’s event, Hall said that “it was a great place to bring people together in a more intimate setting where we could all unite to support a cause.” It was an emotional and informative event that included personal stories from survivors and others affected by colorectal cancer. Tips for cancer prevention and treatment were also discussed and will be addressed this year as well. “I couldn't do this without my good friend and co-host Larry Sells,” Hall added. “We are just two good guys trying to do something good for a great cause.”
Hall looks forward to expanding the event each year and continuing to raise both money and awareness about cancer. This year’s artists include Nashville country recording artist Chad Bearden, local acoustic band Case & Barley, and viral singing sensation Jackson Dean of Arundel High School.
Tickets for this family-friendly event range in price from $35 to $75. The VIP package includes general admission, bowling, a meet-and-greet with the artists, and signed memorabilia from the performers. Strike Out Colorectal Cancer is being catered by Outback Steakhouse. All proceeds support the efforts of the Fight CRC organization.
In addition to the private concert and bowling entertainment opportunities, silent and live auction items will be available. This year’s auctions will include big-ticket items like a custom bar, a week-long Caribbean vacation and a custom foosball table.
More information about the event can be found on Eventbrite. To learn about Fight CRC, visit www.fightcolorectalcancer.org.