Tickets still available for benefit concert

Monday, March 11, 2013
Award-winning Nashville Country Western star, Collin Raye performing here at the Grand Ole Opry, is the featured musician at the Concert for Cancer Care on Saturday, March 16, at McCook's historic Fox Theater. Advanced tickets are still available, although VIP tickets are sold out. They can be purchased at several McCook businesses or by calling the Community Hospital Health Foundation at 308-344-7772. (Courtesy photo)

McCook, Nebraska--Tickets are still available for a Concert for Cancer Care Saturday, March 16, sponsored by Community Hospital and Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, The country western concert presents the Great Plains Opry featuring Nashville's award-winning Collin Raye as a guest celebrity at the McCook historic Fox Theater at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tickets for the concert and dinner are sold out. Tickets may be purchased at McCook National Bank, Cowboy Up Tack, Hershberger's Music and the Community Hospital Health Foundation.

Collin Raye

Five times nominated as country music's Male Vocalist of the Year, guest celebrity Collin Raye is known for his songs: "Love, Me," "One Boy One Girl," "In This Life," "Not That Different" and "Little Rock." Always an electrifying showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as "My Kind of Girl," "That's My Story," "I Can Still Feel You" and "I Want You Bad."

Opening for Collin Raye are entertainers from the Great Plains Opry.

Alexa Whipple

Alexa Whipple has the distinction of being the youngest person to receive The Entertainer of the Year from The Nebraska Country Music Foundation, has released two CD's, recorded two singles on Music Row in Nashville, is a permanent member of The Great Plains Opry, won the first Great Plains Opry Country Songwriting Contest, was the 2012 North Platte Bluegrass Festival Showcase Winner, is a three-event state track medalist...all by the age of 18! Alexa is a senior at Arapahoe High School, Arapahoe, Nebraska and has signed with the University of Nebraska at Kearney's track program for her freshman year in 2013.

Three 4 All

Three 4 All is an award winning acoustic group based out of South Central Nebraska. The group is comprised of Curtis Pfeil of Alma, Nebraska, one of the areas most sought after backline musicians; Cindy Boehler also of Alma, a Nashville-signed recording artist, and Michael Jones, an award winning singer/songwriter from Holdrege, Nebraska. The group was awarded Harmony winner at the 2009 National Traditional Country Music Foundations Festival and are well known for their sterling three-part harmony and side splitting humor.

Cindy Boehler

Cindy Boehler is a Nashvillle-signed recording artist with six CD's under her belt and airplay in more 100 countries worldwide. Whether it be Country, Jazz, Pop, Gospel or Bluegrass, Cindy has recorded it and performs it! Cindy calls Alma, Nebraska home when she isn't out on the road and is co-owner of The Great Plains Opry and Kuger Records.

Proceeds to Radiation Oncology Center

Net proceeds from the concert will be designated toward Community Hospital's project to build a 4,200 square foot Radiation Oncology Center beginning this spring. The new service will allow patients to receive radiation in McCook at Community Hospital as part of their cancer treatment. The concert is being jointly presented by Community Hospital and Great Plains Regional Medical Center and supported by other sponsorships.

"We are very excited about the early success of our fundraising efforts," said Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital President & CEO. "We are saving that news to announce at the concert."

Cancer Services


In the past two years, Community Hospital has developed a chemotherapy program with visiting oncologist support from the Great Plains Regional Medical Center's Callahan Cancer Center in North Platte. Four Community Hospital nurses have received training and certification to administer chemotherapy with more to receive training in the future. A new dedicated injection/infusion department allows the nurses to provide services to patients needing chemotherapy in a private and comfortable setting. The service has grown so quickly that an additional space, equipped with six chemotherapy chairs, will open this spring, doubling the injection/infusion department.

In addition to chemotherapy services, Great Plains Regional Medical Center oncologists, Maria DeVilla, M.D. and her clinic partner, Ahmed Awais, M.D. see patients weekly at Community Hospital at the Medical Specialists Center.

Expanded oncology services were designed to improve access and convenience for patients, who often are required to drive many miles, day after day, to receive cancer treatment

For more information on the concert, please call the foundation office at 308 344-7222.

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