Event Supports American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hawkins County

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (April 15, 2011) Superstar Alan Jackson performed at the local “Coming Home Concert” at the Rogersville Middle School in Rogersville, Tennessee to a sell-out crowd on Thursday night (April 14). The event was organized by veteran country music radio and TV personality Charlie Chase – a Rogersville native – to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Hawkins County.”

Tickets for the event sold out immediately after going on sale a few weeks ago – people jumped at the chance to see Jackson perform in an intimate setting while also raising money for the cause. Those people were treated to a performance of Jackson’s biggest hits in the unique setting of the small town’s Middle School gymnasium facility. “The show was a tremendous success for the Hawkins County Relay For Life and Rogersville is so appreciative,” Chase said after the event.

“Relay for Life” is an initiative of the American Cancer Society that raises funds and involves communities in the fight against cancer. More than 4-million events are held annually in more than 5,000 communities throughout the U.S.

Photo By:  Mark DeWitte (l-r) William Royal, Rogersville Middle School Principal; Jackson; Charlie Chase, country music radio and TV personality

Photo By:  Mark DeWitte – Rogersville Middle School classroom window