Collin Raye Concert Will Benefit Terri Schiavo Foundation

National   Steven Ertelt   Nov 22, 2011   |   2:53PM    Washington, DC

Country music star Collin Raye, who recently endorsed the work of the Terri Schindler Schiavo foundation, is putting on a December concert in Cincinnati that will raise funds for the organization.

Raye has agreed to become the national spokesman for Terri Schiavo’s Life & Hope Network, the foundation Terri’s family established to help disabled people like her obtain lifesaving medical care. The pro-life advocate is now representing the foundation created by her parents and siblings following her death by starvation in 2005.

To further that endorsement, Raye will host a new concert on December 7, according to an email the foundation sent LifeNews today:

Please consider joining us at this magical Christmas music event with Collin Raye on December 7th in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event will benefit Terri’s Life & Hope Network and will be honoring Life Issues Institute for their tireless work in protecting life. Collin Raye was a country music sensation in the late 90’s, selling over 8 million albums and charting 16 #1 hits.

Collin is now the National Spokesperson for Terri Schiavo’s Life & Hope Network. He has his own inspiration story of Faith and endurance to tell of a 10 year illness which resulted in the death of his granddaughter, Haley. You won’t want to miss hearing his own conversion story and his angelic voice sing his 16 #1 hits along with the new songs from his first inspirational CD, His Love Remains. Catholic singer Marie Bellet will open with a performance and sing with Collin as well.

You can order tickets here.

Raye is also donating a portion of the proceeds from his new CD of Christian hymns, titled His Love Remains, to the foundation.

Raye has shared his own, personal family experience with end of life issues in the heartbreaking death of his 10-year-old granddaughter, who died last year as a result of an undiagnosed neurological condition.

“As Terri said when she was healthy, where there’s life there’s hope.  In my granddaughter’s illness we were blessed to have the support and care of wonderful doctors and healthcare workers.  It is my hope to be a voice for those who are suffering and need help obtaining the proper care and medical attention that every one of us deserves regardless of age, creed, color, or cognitive ability,” Raye said.

He wrote a special song about his granddaughter, seen below.

For more information or to join the Life & Hope network: www.lifeandhope.com.