“The Great Pretenders” host cancer benefit in Agawam

Hampden County

A unique music and dinner event Saturday night benefiting cancer patients. 

Five tribute artists joined forces to bring awareness in the fight against breast cancer at Crestview County Club in Agawam. 

This event first began in 2016, when “The Great Pretenders”, a non-profit organization, performed and donated $12,000 directly to the patients of Mercy’s Breast Cancer Unit. 

The donations go to patient needs like buying their groceries, paying the rent or bills they may be behind on, and even purchasing wigs. 

22News spoke with Kenny Labelle, the organizer of the event, and he said the organizations raise money to make an immediate impact, “We’re not raising money for research because there are a lot of organizations that already do that. Our mission is to help people with their day to day struggles.”

The tribute artists included Niel Diamond, Jimmy Buffet and Stevie Nick’s. Auctions and raffles were also part of tonight’s benefit. 

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