LAURINBURG — Trying to bring hope and help from a painful experience has led a musician and his friends to host a benefit for cancer treatment in Scotland County.
Dave Myers and Jim Quick of Coastline Band, both Laurinburg natives, are musicians who though they took different paths, want to come home to hold a benefit in honor of Myers’ late mother, Brenda Mauldin Myers, who died in April.
Quick said Brenda Myers was a huge fan of Coastline Band.
“He and I just wanted to do something for her, locally. He was raised up in Laurinburg and I was too,” Quick said. “He’s been up in Nashville and I’ve been down in the Myrtle Beach and Wilmington area most of our adult lives. We wanted to come back home and do something to thank the cancer center.”
The event is being billed as the “Jim and Dave Sing-Along Spectacular.” Chris Fore of Laurinburg, a former band member, will join Quick, Myers and others on stage for what Quick described as an intimate setting, probably with a sing-along of songs everybody knows.
A limited seating concert with a dinner buffet and cash bar will be held July 31, 6-9 p.m. at the Downtown Club in Laurinburg. Tickets are $30 for individuals and $500 for a reserved table for eight. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Scotland Memorial Foundation, Scotland Motors and ShirtTales. Proceeds with go to the Scotland County Cancer Center.
Kirsten Dean, executive director of Scotland Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of Scotland Memorial Hospital, said it is gratifying to know that others appreciate the work of hospital staff.
“It’s very touching,” Dean said. “We know the staff is terrific throughout our health system but when folks who seek treatment from that team are able to acknowledge that work, it’s wonderful of them to offer something back.”
The work of the foundation continues because of donations of not only time and money, but other gifts, such as Francis and Jim Willis, owners of the Downtown Club where the event is being held, Dean said.
Other musicians close to Quick have also been affected by cancer, he said. The Coastline Band’s drummer, Camron Dudley, also lost his mother to cancer. The mother of Albert Rogers, the band’s bass player, is a cancer survivor.
For information, call the foundation office at 910-291-7551.
Reach Terri Ferguson Smith at 910-506-3169.