Some big-name entertainers were in Clarksville recently to perform at Shine for Susie, an ALS Benefit Concert Series formed as a partnership between the ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett and Liles Family.
Susie Burchett, wife and mother of the family, was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017. The goal of the partnership its to raise proceeds that will help increase awareness of the disease, and also increase the number of active ALS staff representatives in the area.
Performing at Saturday night's acoustic concert were Love And Theft, Lauren Alaina, Michael Ray, Parmalee, Charles Esten, and Trent Tomlinson.
“Susie and I want to express how humbled we were by all the support we received,” Wally Burchett said. “Thanks to all the artists who performed, and to the 775 people who came out to enjoy the event. Proceeds from the auction, ticket sales and t-shirt sales raised a total of right at $30,000 for the ALS Association.
“ALS is a cruel disease, but Susie continues her fight every day. Her faith and the tremendous support she has received gives her hope, and lots of hope is what's required to deal with this disease.”