Cabaret Show: With Every Breath We Take
May 7, 2017
3 PM - Cocktails and Hor D'oeuvres - 4 PM - Show Time
Floating World Gallery with Beyond Events
1925 N.Halsted, Chicago
All proceeds benefitting Lung Cancer Alliance
Message from Brad Thacker:
I was blessed with a beautiful, fun, and kind sister Lana. She was eight years older, but after losing my mother to breast cancer when I was in college, she took me under her wing and was always there. She had three beautiful children: Jason, Meghan, and Molly. We lost Lana in 2016, after a she had a valiant 2 year battle with lung cancer.
For many years I performed and produced musical cabaret and theatrical productions in Chicago. Lana would often fly in from Denver with friends and my sister, Susan, to attend and support. I was blessed to be able to care for Lana the last 6 months of her life. I moved out to Denver and moved in with her. Chemo, radiation and emergency rooms became the norm. I tried to make every day special for her.
During the last few months, my dear friend Nan Mason, an amazing Chicago singer and entertainer, would call to help with advice and emotional support, as Nan had lost her sister, Gerri Mantooth, to lung cancer a few years before.
So Nan and I have put our heads together, along with her husband Terry Higgins, (an amazing musician) and my fellow producer Phyllis Lipman, who also just lost her dear friend Shirley Blatt, to lung cancer last month, to put our talents together to raise money to help Lung Cancer Alliance.
On May 7, 2017, we will present a musical cabaret show featuring over 15 of Chicago's finest singers and entertainers: "With Every Breath We Take." Please join us!