Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 28, 2014. The Voices of Triumph of the First Baptist Church will host a benefit concert in honor of Phillip "Poppie" Gaston on Saturday, April 19, at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 80 N. Orchard in Park Forest, Illinois. Admission is free for the concert. A freewill offering will be gathered during the event and forwarded to the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF).
The concert features the Voices of Triumph gospel choir, a skit performed by the First Baptist Church Kingdom Seekers, Reverend Bryan O. Davis & Songs of Deliverance, Mama Africa & Company Dance for Jesus, Minister Denine L. Webb, guest Gospel Saxophonist Justin Smith, Tracey Worth Serenity Entertainment, and Mrs. Kimberly Riddle-Howard honors the chapter’s namesake, Mr. Phillip Gaston, with a book signing of 'Grandma Can I.'
Phillip Gaston was diagnosed in March, 2011 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Although he did have a bone marrow transplant, his body would not regroup from it. He died in March, 2012, a year to the day the CLL was discovered. Learn more about the Phillip (Poppie) Gaston Chapter and the LRF at www.allbloodcancers.org.
About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers.
The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 67 years, thousands of volunteers and 23 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $56 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.
Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847-424-0600.