Musical drama raises $1,500 for hospice patients

Staff Report

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