Opry Goes Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

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Carrie Underwood

On Oct. 2 the Grand Ole Opry joined the fight against breast cancer with a special “Opry Goes Pink” performance. Opry member Carrie Underwood was on hand to flip the giant light switch, turning the show’s signature red barn backdrop pink for the night. ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts—herself a breast cancer survivor—traveled to Nashville to be a special guest announcer for the show.

That night’s Opry included performances from Underwood, Terri Clark, Jo Dee Messina, Lorrie Morgan, Mindy Smith, and others, along with special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Women Rock for the Cure and the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The special event was also to kick-off the Opry’s 84th birthday month celebration.

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Robin Roberts

As breast cancer awareness month gears up, the Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure® crossed the $1 Million mark with its Race for the Cure campaign. Local landmarks, storefronts, and buildings were splattered pink last week in a show of support for the fight against breast cancer. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Parthenon, Nashville Electric Services, and the Adventure Science Center, are all boasting pink until October 10.

This years’ Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be kicking off in Brentwood Saturday, October 10 and is expected to draw over 12,000 participants.

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