For the 10th year in a row, Stamp Out Cancer organizers are anticipating a sold-out event.
Last year, more than 600 tickets sold out in eight minutes with anxious buyers camping out as early as 10 p.m the night before the 10 a.m sale time the following morning.
The annual event went on to raise $125,000 for the Montgomery County Cancer Association. To date, Stamp Out Cancer has raised over $548,000 in nine years and is looking to add to that total this year.
For the first time since 2012, the event also has a major sponsor. Stamp Out Cancer 2020 is proudly sponsored by Country Financial.
"We've shied away from having sponsors for a while, just wanting to build our brand" said Stamp Out Cancer team member Zach Wygal. "But when they approached us it made sense. Just as we serve the entire county, they do as well with offices in Litchfield, Raymond, Nokomis and Hillsboro. The whole team is excited about this partnership!"
The ten-year anniversary event, which features local "celebrities" from throughout Montgomery County competing in a Lip Sync Battle, will take place on March 28, at the Event Center of Montgomery County.
This year's celebrity lip sync teams include Random Clavin and Tessie Lessman of Raymond, Tara Baker and Madison Baker of Hillsboro, Aaron and Ally Wood of Nokomis and Diana Sisson of Litchfield and Jenny Pezold of Walshville.
The night will also feature a live performance by the popular St. Louis band, Platinum Rock Legends. It's one of the most talked about events in Montgomery County that is sure to sell out once again this year.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at Tee Shirts Ink, which is located in downtown Hillsboro. General admission tickets are $25. There will also be a limited number of VIP tables for $400 that will be for sale, and those come with ten tickets.
Stamp Out Cancer started in 2011 in memory of Ron "Stamp" Wygal, a local letter carrier who passed away from a brain tumor. The Stamp Out Cancer team is Zach Wygal, Renee Laughlin, Dana Holshouser, Cory Evans, Kelsey Flack, Heather Greenwood, Chris Wygal, Shelly Hill and Theresa Priddle.
All proceeds from their events go to benefit the Montgomery County Cancer Association. The MCCA is a registered non-profit, and all of their money raised goes right back into the community. They help with direct patient financial assistance, mileage reimbursement, scholarships, research and community education.
More information can be found at soc.mccaweb.com and facebook.com/stampoutcancer.