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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Kirk Cameron & Candace Cameron Bure Plan an Extravaganza

It's a benefit event to fight the coronavirus called Hope Rising and the brother and sister duo are putting together a who's-who list of Christian entertainers.

A "Hope Rising" digital poster featuring some of the Christian celebrities taking part. Image: Hope Rising/Instagram.

Candace Cameron Bure and her older brother Kirk Cameron are two of our absolute favorite Christian actors, not only for their on-screen talent, but because they consistently and boldly use the blessings God has bestowed upon them to glorify Him and help advance His Kingdom. Hope Rising: United Through Music and Message is but the latest example, albeit a particularly spectacular one.

We are talking a cavalcade of stars from the worlds of Christian ministry, music and acting: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, For King & Country, Newsboys, Mathew West, Natalie Grant, Priscilla Shirer and the list goes on and on, consisting of some 25 people all told. Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure will host the event, which will feature speeches and musical performances geared to inspire hope and raise funds to fight the coronavirus.

All donations will go to Samaritan's Purse, the Christian charity run by Franklin Graham - who'll also speak at the event - and will be used to aid victims of the illness and help those on the front lines battling against it, including the organization itself, which has put up field hospitals in New York's Central Park and in Cremona, Italy, one of the epicenters of the pandemic.

It would be tough for anyone to line up this kind of star power for any cause, but particularly in trying times like these. Cameron Bure acknowledged as much in a social media post promoting the event, adding she feels it will be well worth the effort.

"My brother @kirkcameronofficial and I have been working night & day putting together this ONE special night. It's going to be an amazing event!"

Though it has not been made explicitly clear, we suspect participants will actually be scattered far and wide, taking part in the event via streaming in light of the so-called social-distancing phenomenon that the virus has prompted. Hope Rising will air live on Facebook this coming Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT. You can find out more via this link to the event's Facebook page.


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