Weatherford News

Careity Celebrity Cutting event expects huge turnout

Its become one of the most anticipated events of the year with an eclectic group of celebrity’s set to take the stage. A former NFL football player, a doctor and her patient and a host of country music stars will be just some of the folks lined up for this year’s Careity Celebrity Cutting event and concert.

Thousands of fans are expected to pack the Will Rogers Coliseum on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. where they will be treated to Celebrity Cutting horse rides featuring Tanya Tucker,Trent Willmon, Chad Prather, Dan Nevins, Jay Novacek, Bob Kingsley, Matt Blevins, Amy Gunter, M.D., Hal Brown, Jolie Holliday, Shelly Mowery, Malone, Sonny Burgess, Amanda Stevens and Leah Turner.

Following the cutting, folks who purchased tickets to the concert will be treated to performances by many of the riders previously mentioned. A silent auction will also take place during the concert.

Beverly Branch, co-founder of the Careity Foundation, expects it to be a “night to remember.”

“This is our 21th anniversary” she said. “This year should be very entertaining; we just can’t thank our sponsors enough for their support.”

Since the early ’90s, the Careity Foundation’s Celebrity Cutting Horse event has brought together celebrities from all walks of life for an evening of fun, thrills and philanthropy. Sports figures, physicians, outstanding performing artists and more come to try their hand at the fast-growing sport of cutting. Co-founder Lyn Walsh said she feels blessed to continue to with their efforts in raising funds to provide early detection and support services for cancer patients.

“Since we have the opportunity to talk to patients, we know first-hand hand how much they appreciate Careity,” Walsh said. “We feel blessed.”

Winners of the Celebrity Cutting will be awarded a Champion Careity NCHA belt buckle and bronze trophy.

Ticket are still available by visiting or by calling 817-882-4100.

▪  Careity Foundation is dedicated to providing on site cancer support services in an oncology setting for economically challenged cancer patients, as well as early cancer detection in North Texas. The pediatric palliative care program is directed at providing relief to children with devastating diseases and life threatening illnesses at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. Since its inception, Careity Foundation has set the platinum standard in the nonprofit community to help with cancer care management and financial aid. Careity Foundation was first in the nation to offer oncology massage in the chemotherapy room, in order to relieve the side effects of drug therapy in cancer patients.

Established events like Celebrity Cutting and Careity Rocks continue to sustain innovative cancer treatment and programs, along with numerous supporting events. Careity Foundation is an active participant in the care and treatment process. Strong oversight of funded programs and support assures that the vision and strategies outlined in the collaborative process are effectively realized. The Careity founders meet several times a month with its collaborators and physicians, and receive regular reports from their professional staff to ensure appropriate levels and propriety of care.