Eight million people worldwide are likely to die from cancer this year. But in Boston, a remarkable group is fighting to fund the research for a cure through the power of song.
Voices of Hope is a collective of community theater lovers focusing their gifts on the fight against cancer.
"Everybody's a volunteer, so nobody gets paid from the top down," said founder Greg Chastain. "We started in 2009 after I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer."
The group was supposed to be a one night stand - friends coming together for to support Chastain in his grief and to raise money in his mom's memory.
"Here we are six years later, and we've donated over $310,000 in the six years we've been together. We started with 22 people, and now we're over 200 members."
From Gillette Stadium to Fenway Park and beyond, Voices of Hope has grown to become a year-round performing phenomenon.
You can see the group perform "To Life!" Saturday, Oct. 17 at the North Shore Music Theatre. An auction will take place at 7 p.m. before the performance at 8 p.m.