CORTLAND - A benefit to help an organization which assists children battling cancer will include an evening of music featuring both local and national performers.
The Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, 2576 McCleary Jacoby Road, will host a benefit featuring several area musical guests at 6 p.m. Saturday. The program also will include a presentation by Hugs-N-Bugs and what they are doing to help meet the needs of childhood cancer patients and their families.
Hugs-N-Bugs, the recipients of the event, has as their theme ''Fighting Childhood Cancer - One Bug at a Time.''
Musical guests will include Christopher Milo, a nationally recognized concert pianist, Tia Ciferno, Caitlin Overton and Andrea Lytle. Milo will spend time with families following the concert
The mission of Hugs-N-Bugs is to reduce the pain and suffering of those touched by childhood cancer through the use of musical therapy, treatment, education and financial assistance directed to the families by asking what they need and creating realistic solutions to those concerns.
Randy and Bev Lytle, event organizers, said Hugs-N-Bugs has 100 to 150 children and their families enrolled in the program with an additional 75 children enrolled in this year. Hugs-N-Bugs also has the capacity to create an audio / visual of the child's music.
A love offering will be taken with all money being donated to Hugs-N-Bugs. For information, call the Lytles at 330-246-0668.