Benefit Concert for Raymond Cruz battling cancer

A benefit concert for Raymond Cruz, a local teen who has been diagnosed with stage four Ewing’s-like Sarcoma cancer, with take place on Saturday, May 6.

Beginning at 6 pm, food trucks will be parked in the school parking lot followed by performances by Centennial Theatre, Centennial Choir, Pull-Tight Theatre, Kids On Stage, The Jam Camp, Franklin and Brentwood Arts Academy, Kandi Peppers and Band. The event will be hosted by Ryan Garrett.

Admission to the event will be a donation to the Raymond Cruz family. Checks and cash will be accepted at the door. At the event, you can purchase #RAYSTRONG bracelets and t-shirts. To learn more about the Raymond Cruz benefit concert, follow their Facebook page.

At just 16-years-old, Raymond, a junior at Centennial High School discovered he had cancer. Raymond was diagnosed in February and has been undergoing chemotherapy.

On Friday, February 11 during a basketball game at Centennial High School, the students came together to support Ray by selling wristbands that say #RayStrong and they brought donations of stuffed animals to be given to Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in honor of Ray.

A GoFundMe page has been set-up to support the family. To make a donation visit the page here. As of the writing of this story, the GoFundMe page has already generated $20,980  in donations, well surpassing their $10,000 goal.

The family will keep everyone updated on Cruz’s journey on the Raymond Cruz Family-Cancer Update Facebook Page.

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