The Barbergators Chorus are holding the “Almost Father’s Day Concert” to benefit Stop Children’s Cancer.
The concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, at First United Methodist Church (419 NE 1st St.).
“Cancer is one of the largest causes of death in children,” said Dr. Bill Slayton, chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at UF and bass singer in the chorus, stated in a press release. “Stop Children’s Cancer raises money to fund cancer research.”
Stop Children’s Cancer began in 1985 and has raised over $10 million. It continues to fund clinical trials, basic research, research scholars, and research equipment for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Slayton’s research in the 1990s was funded through Stop Children’s Cancer.
The Barbergators will perform a family friendly, traditional barbershop, gospel, and show tunes from movies such as “Toy Story” and “The Wedding Singer.”
The concert is open to the public, and donations will be accepted at the door. The Barbergators will donate a portion of the proceeds to Stop Children’s Cancer.