Celebrity-Studded Charity Auction Fights Cancer

Ashley Ray with her mother at Race For The Cure. Her mother was diagnosed with three different kinds of breast cancer nearly a year ago.

Ashley Ray with her mother at Race For The Cure. Her mother was diagnosed with three different kinds of breast cancer nearly a year ago.

October is breast cancer awareness month and several country stars are stepping up to fight the disease. Universal Records South artist Ashley Ray led her “A Ray of Hope” team to raise over $5500 at Race For The Cure.

Women Rock For The Cure is hosting an eBay auction with hot ticket items including a Carrie Underwood autographed Daisy Rock Guitar and a one-of-a-kind PRS Guitar autographed by several legends who performed at this year’s Opry Goes Pink concert. The auction also includes guitars autographed by Mindy Smith, Jason Aldean and Montgomery Gentry; a custom Sherwood B dress worn by Veronica Ballestrini during the Third Annual Women For The Cure Benefit Concert; autographed posters and much more. Keep watch on the site as new coveted items – such as signed guitars by Keith Urban and Little Big Town – will be added throughout the month of October. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Women Rock For The Cure and Greater Nashville Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Stars’ wives are also doing their part to fight cancer, with a group turning out for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 10th annual Light the Night Walk on Oct. 1 at LP Field. They are pictured below with GAC host and cancer survivor Nan Kelley. During the event, thousands of participants carried illuminated balloons in memory of lost loved ones and in tribute to survivors. The walk raises funds for research to fight leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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Photo: (L-R) Members of the “Real Wives of Country Music” team: Katherine Church (wife of Eric Church), Caroline Bryan (wife of Luke Bryan), Cassie Kelley (wife of Charles Kelley), GAC host Nan Kelley, Cara Owen, and Rebecca Sweet (wife of Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town).

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