Musical drama ‘Colors of Hope’ a moving tribute to fighting cancer

Online Staff Report

Local playwright Andrew Mahan presents a musical drama about living with cancer Sunday, July 15.

Colors of Hope is a musical drama that follows the journeys of five cancer patients and their families. Inspired by Mahan’s personal experiences with losing loved ones to cancer, Colors of Hope is a tribute to finding laughter amidst sadness and the importance of living every day to the fullest.

Tickets are available for either 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. In an effort to give back to the cancer-supporting community, all proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit organization Hospice Dreams.

Hospice Dreams fulfills unmet wishes for adult hospice patients, and helps patients and their families make memories that last longer than any disease. For more information about Hospice Dreams, visit or call (888) 741-9132.

Tickets are just $15 in advance or $18 on July 15. Advance tickets are available by contacting Kera Ward at or (815) 262-2696. For any other questions, contact Lisa Ellen Whitcomb at (815) 222-8061 or Ellen Rowton Mahan at (815) 871-6422.

Hospice Dreams

Hospice Dreams was founded to fulfill unmet wishes and improve quality of life for hospice patients and their families. Hospice Dreams is a nonprofit organization and 501(c)(3) charitable group/. The Foundation is supported by memorial donations and through partnerships with generous corporate sponsors. For more information, visit

Posted July 11, 2012

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