The ninth annual Woman’s Hope Concert on March 13 at 8 PM at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre stars a who’s who of New York and Key West performers, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys. Special guest Susan Speidel and soprano Marie Putko will join an all-star Key West cast that includes Kim Gordon, Bruce Moore, Melody Cooper, Traci Reynolds, Maj Johnson, Adrienne Zolondick, Dora Gholson and Dave Bootle. This big, polished musical variety show produced by the Key West Woman’s Club packs in a lot of fun and features a stellar band including Joe Dallas, Linda Sparks and Dave Parker, and musical direction by Kim Gordon. With ten standout headliners all on one stage, the Woman’s Hope Concert will be an exciting mix of pop, Broadway, jazz, blues, Trop rock, country, Latin and standards.
Tickets are $45-$65 and can be purchased through www.Keystix.com or the Tennessee Williams Theatre box office at 305-296-1520. “Many patients battling cancer here in our own community face a difficult financial struggle while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation,” said Key West Woman’s Club chairperson Kim Gordon. “So this year, the Woman’s Hope Concert will support the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, which helps patients pay their rent and essential household bills while they’re in treatment.”
Proceeds from Woman’s Hope ticket sales will be combined with sponsorship donations, and sponsors will be acknowledged in the concert program. This year, the first $25,000 raised will be doubled thanks to generous matching pledges of $20,000 from the Klaus Murphy Foundation and $5000 from Sydney’s Hope Project. The Woman’s Hope Concert was created in 2007 by Kim Gordon with the Key West Woman’s Club, and has since donated nearly $200,000 to help Florida Keys residents in need. “Annually, the Key West Woman’s Club provides between $75,000 and $100,000 to supplement local non-profit budgets and the Woman’s Hope Concert is a big part of this philanthropic effort,” according to club president Roberta Spencer.
Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, members of today’s Key West Woman’s Club generously give their time to raise funds that aid most every sector of the community. To sponsor the Woman’s Hope Concert and support the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, call 305-745-2030.