Kellie Pickler, Amy Grant Team Up for Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant are teaming up for a Nashville-based event called ‘Eat. Drink. Party Pink’ to help promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for the cause, treating guests to some great country music while they’re at it. And, one of them will debut a brand new song.
The event will be hosted by Athena Water. The pair of country singers were both named Athena Warriors due to their heartfelt commitment to advocating breast cancer awareness — both women have had personal experiences with loved ones who have struggled with this disease.
“Breast cancer really hit close to home for me when my ‘big sis,’ Summer, was diagnosed at such an early age,” Pickler notes. “I’m happy to say she is now cancer-free. But, so many other women continue to have to fight this disease and even more may not know they need to be aware of earlier detection than previously thought. That’s why I’m excited to be an Athena Warrior … I want to help raise awareness so we can find a cure.”
Grant remembers when her father, an oncologist, broke down when telling a patient she had breast cancer, and she’s since been a fierce advocate for spreading ‘pink’ across the nation. Grant will debut a new song, ‘Welcome Yourself,’ at the ‘Eat. Drink. Party Pink’ event; it will be available for purchase on Oct. 1, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
“Music can be a lifeline for people,” Grant says. “Hearing the right words at the right time can be a powerful and encouraging experience and I hope this song is helpful to many. I am happy to serve as an Athena Warrior again this year and donate proceeds from this song to the American Cancer Society. We all know someone who has suffered from this terrible disease, and I encourage everyone to do what they can to help raise awareness and funds for research.”
The event will take place Sept. 30, 2014, kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Athena has donated $2 million to various organizations to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research since 2003. You can read more about the organization and the singers’ involvement here.
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