Jason Aldean has partnered with the Grand Ole Opry to raise awareness of breast cancer research.
On Oct. 25, Aldean will incorporate his 11th annual Concert for the Cure as part of the eighth annual Opry Goes Pink event, an annual special performance staged to fight breast cancer.
During his appearance, Aldean will flip a switch to turn the Opry stage pink. In addition, he will perform during the show, which will raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen’s Nashville Chapter.
Aldean has been an advocate for breast cancer research since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale towards his longstanding partner, Susan G. Komen, while also honoring one breast cancer survivor and guest during his 2016 Six String Circus Tour, with a VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience.
During his Opry set, he will present a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from monies raised on his tour throughout the year.
“Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I’ll continue to fight for the rest of my life,” said Aldean. “Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease.”
“Both Jason Aldean and the Opry have been working for several years now to fight breast cancer,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “We’re excited that the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and the Opry are joining forces this year to make what we know will be a bigger impact than ever.”
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