Reporter: Melinda Zosh
Lynchburg, VA - There's a fundraiser in the works for a Lynchburg woman with cancer. Trish Moore was diagnosed with stage two Hopkins Lymphoma in March. Now her church family at Gethsemane Baptist is stepping in.
Church members were really prepping their vocal cords. They're practicing for a benefit concert to help Trish Moore pay her medical bills. But they're not just tackling it with their talents, they're relying on faith, too.
Trish Moore has worshipped at her church almost every Sunday for the past seven years.
"When she come to me, my thing was I need to be strong for her, but deep down inside it's like 'this is my friend, she's telling me she has cancer,'" said church member Cindy Morris.
So Morris is using her voice to help her friend Trish, and the church's teens are also joining in.
"Some people call her Trishanator so it was like how about we say Trishanate Cancer? How awesome is that, because we're gonna fight it," said Morris.
The church has set up several fundraisers since Trish was diagnosed in March. Now, they're warming up for the biggest one yet, a benefit concert. And they say they'll do whatever it takes to get Trish back on track.
"It means a lot for your kids to have someone they can trust. Yes, Trish is that person," said church member Holley Harrison.
Trish's lympoma has slowed her down some. She's out of work but she says her faith has grown.
"But I'm staying strong I got the Lord on my side so I know He's gonna help me with this," said Trish Moore.
"(My hope for my mom is) healing, I don't just hope. I know," said Trish's son Justin Moore.
They hope the community will also come together to help Trish. In the meantime, they say they'll just keep singing and praying for Trish's cure.
"God is the number one physician, and he's our healer and we know He's gonna take care of Trish," said Morris.
The benefit concert for Trish Moore will be held Aug. 18th at 6 p.m. It's at Gethsemane Baptist Church on Blue Ridge Street in Lynchburg. Some singers from Appomattox area and Roanoke will also be performing. Organizers ask that you simply make a donation if you wish to attend.