By Elizabeth Willoughby on
Rimes, the youngest person to ever win a Grammy, has been hosting special events, raising awareness about the ongoing need for community support of children’s hospitals, and visiting children in hospitals since she was announced as the Children’s Miracle Network spokesperson in 2004. The “voice” of Children’s Miracle Network is now heading to Wisconsin to raise money by performing in Wausau for 7000 fans.
Following the successful fund raising concerts of country singer Sara Evans and rock band The Violent Femmes, Kinzie Benefit Concerts has booked Rimes to perform at the Amphitheater at Marathon Park on June 28.
“She’s a good, versatile performer, and she’ll draw a lot of people,” said Kirk Howard, Kinzie Benefit Concerts manager.
“[Children’s Miracle Network] treats more than 17 million kids a year and cares passionately about their work,” said Rimes, happy to contribute to the charity event. “It has become a very rewarding experience to be involved with the children, and I am inspired by their spirit and bravery. Meeting a 3-year-old cancer survivor or a kindergartner with a strong new heart has motivated me to become actively involved with my time and my heart. It’s a gift to be able to be of help.”
Music begins at 6 p.m., with two additional national and regional bands to be announced. More information can be found at www.kinziebenefitconcerts.com.
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