GRAMMY-Nominated Thompson Square to Perform Benefit Concert to Raise Money for Rare Genetic Disorder

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May 6 concert will benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation

NEW YORK, April 02, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On Monday, May 6, 2019, GRAMMY-nominated,

MULTI-PLATINUM Country duo Thompson Square will perform A Night of Hope: A Concert to End NF at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN, to raise awareness and money for neurofibromatosis. Also known as NF, this rare genetic disorder causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It affects 1 in 3,000 people of all populations and there is no cure. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation the leader in the fight to end NF and a model for innovative research endeavors.

Thompson Square is comprised of husband-and-wife team, Keifer and Shawna Thompson. Since breaking out in 2010 with their 2X-PLATINUM #1 smash "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," the pair have gone on to score two Top 5 albums and another romantic #1 hit with PLATINUM-certified "If I Didn't Have You" while also racking up multiple GRAMMY nominations and three trophies as Vocal Duo of the Year from the ACM and CMA Awards. Thompson Square's third studio album, MASTERPIECE, is out now.

"We're honored to be performing at A Concert to End NF and helping to bring awareness to this devastating disease," shared Keifer.

Shawna adds, "Family is everything to us, and it means so much to be a part of something that is bringing the community together, making memories, and helping raise money for research."

The benefit concert takes place during NF Awareness Month, a month-long awareness campaign that includes online and offline events designed to educate the community about this under-recognized genetic disorder, and bring together those living with NF with their families, friends, the larger community, fundraisers and researchers. As part of the international Shine a Light on NF campaign, the Korean Way Veterans Memorial Bridge (Nashville, TN) will glow blue and green, joining hundreds of landmarks around the world. In prior years, former Governor Haslam has proclaimed the month of May as NF Awareness Month in Tennessee.

"The Children's Tumor Foundation is thankful that Thompson Square will perform this benefit concert during NF Awareness Month," said Annette Bakker, PhD, Children's Tumor Foundation President. "It takes many different ways of raising money and awareness to make an impact and drive research forward, and we're ecstatic to have the support of Thompson Square."

Currently there is no cure for NF, but clinicians and scientists are optimistic that with funding for more research, actionable treatment options to improve the lives of the 2.5 million people living with NF will be attainable.

WSMV-TV Features Reporter Terry Bulger will host the evening.

To purchase tickets to see Thompson Square perform in A Night of Hope: A Concert to End NF, visit http://www.ctf.org/nightofhope.

To learn more about neurofibromatosis and the Children's Tumor Foundation, visit http://www.ctf.org.

ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S TUMOR FOUNDATION The Children's Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves through out the body and may lead to blindness, deafness, bone abnormalities, disfigurement, learning disabilities, disabling pain, and cancer. NF affects 1 in every 3,000 births across all populations equally. There is no cure yet –but the Children's Tumor Foundation mission of driving research, expanding knowledge, and advancing care for the NF community fosters our vision of one day ending NF. For more information, please visit http://www.ctf.org.

ABOUT THOMPSON SQUARE Since breaking out in 2010 with 2X-PLATINUM #1 chart-breaker "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," husband-and-wife team Keifer and Shawna Thompson have delivered two Top 5 Country albums and another romantic #1 hit with PLATINUM-certified "If I Didn't Have You" -- plus two more Top 10s with "I Got You" and "Everything I Shouldn't Be Thinking About." With five Top 20 hits, nearly 1 BILLION digital streams and a social media following of over 1.9 million, the duo has been honored with multiple GRAMMY nominations and wins at the ACM and CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. The duo has tallied national television appearances on TODAY, Fox & Friends, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, Hallmark's Home & Family and CBS This Morning. After welcoming their son Cooper in 2016, Thompson Square released their third studio album, MASTERPIECE, produced by the duo alongside GRAMMY winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), perennial hitmaker Dann Huff (Keith Urban) and Ilya Toshinskiy. Their first children's book, TIME TO GET DRESSED, is available now.

 

SOURCE Children's Tumor Foundation



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