- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Musical drama raises $1,500 for hospice patients
Local playwright Andrew Mahan and the cast of the musical drama Colors of Hope have raised more than $1,500 to support the work of Hospice Dreams in the Rockford area.
The musical, Colors of Hope, was performed at Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Rockford July 15. The drama 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 amid sadness and the importance of living every day to the fullest.
Mahan chose to give back to the cancer-supporting community by donating all proceeds to the local non-profit organization Hospice Dreams. Ticket sales and onsite donations totaled more than $1,500.
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 about Hospice Dreams, visit www.hospicedreams.org or call 888-741-9132.
From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue