Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Patti Pennington says ‘Cancer Won’t Win’

Singer Patti Pennington

Renowned singer — and House of Blues Gospel Brunch entertainer — Patti Pennington will hold a live concert event on October 4, to benefit people who are suffering from cancer or have survived the disease.

“This year’s Cancer Won’t Win fundraiser will be held at a beautiful venue called The Space, which is located behind the Cosmopolitan Hotel,” said Pennington. “I will be doing a live recorded concert at the event, along with presenting honors to survivors of cancer. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation, the Jean Reed Cancer Foundation and to also a family dealing with stage 4 cancer.”

Pennington, who was 10 when her mother died of breast cancer, promised her brothers and sisters that she would keep her mother’s memory alive in a way that helps others. That vow is what led her to establish the Jean Reed Cancer Foundation when she relocated to Las Vegas from Detroit.

“The Cancer Won’t Win fundraiser is a tribute in memory of my mother, Jean Reed,” said Pennington. “The fundraiser has been going for six years, and we historically have had it in small venues in restaurants. But this year we are having a wonderful awards ceremony, a live concert, and a hair fashion show to premiere my new Patti Jean Wig Collection. It promises to be an elegant night to remember.”

She added: “I refer to my new wig line as ‘prayer helmets’ for those suffering from hair loss because of chemotherapy treatments or alopecia. We have a beautiful wigs for everybody.”

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