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Gospel songwriter and recording artist Desmond Pringle will present in Chicago Thursday the first of a three-city tour that celebrates his new CD and honors cancer patients.

 Pringle has teamed up with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America to put on concerts in Chicago, Los Angeles and Charleston, S.C. and Los Angeles. Thursday’s Chicago concert, “An Evening of Inspiration,” will be held at Grace Apostolic Faith Church.

The two-fold purpose of what is billed as a gospel extravaganza includes inspirational music presented by a lineup of special guest artists and choirs, and Pringle performing songs from his new “Fidelity” CD. Also, Pringle is expected to join CTCA’s pastoral care director, Rev. Percy McCray, and help spiritual and faith-based training for people who care for cancer patients and others with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

McCray heads the Our Journey of Hope program for the CTCA in Illinois, a community outreach initiative that helps faith-based organizations start ministry programs to support congregants facing mortality and their family members.

“We are so grateful to the Lord for providing us with this opportunity to serve our congregations’ most challenged members,” said Pringle, senior pastor of The Watered Garden Fellowship in Los Angeles.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

“We are going to have a beautiful and inspired time,” said McCray, emcee for Thursday’s concert. “We are extending an invitation to all of the people living with cancer and their supporters to come and bask in the glory.”

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