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‘Caring for Caleb’ concert set for April 18

POSTED: April 18, 2014 11:12 a.m.

An upcoming gospel concert will benefit an Effingham County man who is battling a rare form of lymphoma.

The award-winning gospel group The Nelons will headline “Caring for Caleb” on April 18 from 6-10 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1805 Cartertown Rd. in Richmond Hill.

The concert will raise money for the Caleb Mock cancer fund. Mock, 25, has been diagnosed with stage IV Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Admission to the concert is free. Food, drinks and T-shirts will be sold, and a love offering will be taken.

An account has been set up in Mock’s name at the Heritage Bank of the South branch in Springfield.

At the time of his diagnosis, Mock and his wife Jada were celebrating their first wedding anniversary. The couple had just bought their first home, in Jesup, where he had started a new job.

“Things seemed to be going well,” said family friend and fundraiser co-organizer Evans Bevill. “After the diagnosis, Caleb, a strong Christian, announced to his family and friends that he was going to fight and beat this disease with God’s help.”

Mock immediately started chemotherapy, and his cancer recently was diagnosed as being in remission. On the advice of doctors, he is still undergoing treatments.

The opening act for The Nelons will be Susan Hartzog and the praise band from First Baptist Church of Springfield.

“I hope people can come together as the body of Christ to celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ as a community and lift up those who are fighting battles along the way to know they are not alone and they are loved,” Bevill said.

For more information, call Bobby Smith at (912) 657-4590.

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