The Talents for a Cure variety show is returning on Friday, July 13, to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The second annual fundraiser will be held at the Newton Cultural Centre on King George Boulevard and 72nd Avenue, featuring live music, dancing and giveaways.
"It was a success so we decided why not do it again," said Samantha Andrews, founder of Talents for a Cure and a cancer survivor herself.
She was diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and went through treatment. Now 23, Andrews is in remission and started the fundraiser as a way to help find a cure for the disease.
The show's lineup includes indie-pop music by Tommy Alto and his band and professional dancing by Patrick Arnott. Such newcomers as pianist and singer Dodi Barillec and magician the Great Marrdini will grace the stage to lend their support.
"We have Adam Olgui, who has a very uncanny resemblance, while he's singing, to Frank Sinatra," said Andrews. "One of those very smooth-sounding voices.
"We've got a lot of pretty talented people, so we're thankful."
Andrews is a performer in her own right and will sing a duet with a close friend and a solo.
The show will also feature singing by the brother-sister duo of Sean and Colleen Donnelly - the son and daughter of "Mr. O Canada" Mark Donnelly - and a performance by 13-year-old crooner Benjamin Dunnill.
The event features raffles and 50/50 draws with prizes such as a $100 gift certificate to Boston Pizza, baskets from Sandcastle Fitness and movie tickets from Hollywood 3.
Last year's event raised about $400 and Andrews hopes to exceed that this year.
"Anything above $400, we'd be grateful," she said.