My friend Terry Eagen from Waltham, Massachusetts, lost his wife, Mary, to leukemia in 1992. Since, then Terry has honoured Mary’s memory by spearheading the creation of healing gardens at several cancer care facilities in Canada and the U.S.
Terry fundraises for the gardens by holding annual Healing Garden Music Fests in several American and Canadian cities. Ottawa’s seventh annual Healing Garden Music Fest is this coming Sunday, November 27, 2:00-5:00 pm, at the Bronson Centre. Proceeds from this concert will support the completion of the Mary Eagen Garden at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
Artists appearing on Sunday include Lynn Miles, Missy Burgess, Amanda Rheaume and Ana Miura. Special guest stars are Michael Burgess – Missy’s brother – best known for his starring role in Les Miserables and Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster.
Tickets are $25 at the door. I’m sure it will be a wonderful afternoon. For more info, visit patiorecords.com.