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America's Got Talent Star To Headline Sock Out Cancer Benefit

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

"America's Got Talent" Season 7 star William Close headlines the Sock Out Cancer Benefit Concert sponsored by Security Mutual Life.

You may remember William Close and the Earth Harp Collective as the third-place finisher in AGT Season 7. The unique Earth Harp is an instrument Close invented. Its giant strings run from the stage over the audience, making the concert goers feel and listen to the music literally from within the instrument.

The concert will be held Friday, May 11th at 8 p.m. at the Broome County Forum Theater and proceeds will benefit cancer patients and their families in our area.

Tickets are now on sale and some are reserved for cancer patients. If you or a family member is in treatment, you can call (607) 338-SOCK (7625) for a night out.

If you can't make the concert, Security Mutual Life CEO Bruce Boyea says wear the socks.

"They might need food, transportation to get to the hospital, so the most important thing that everybody can do is purchase a pair of socks because that money goes directly to the foundations at the hospitals so they can dispense those proceeds to those individuals that have needs." - Bruce Boyea, Security Mutual Life, chief executive officer

The socks sell for $10 a pair. Of every sock, five dollars go directly to helping patients and two dollars to purchase more socks. You can find them at the gift shops of UHS and Lourdes hospitals and at Mirabito convenience stores.

Sock Out Cancer provides funding to distressed families afflicted by cancer through the Lourdes Hospital Foundation and the UHS Foundation. Funds raised go directly to help cancer patients with daily living necessities like food, transportation and medication.

You can follow the Sock Out Cancer Facebook page or their website for updates.