JASON ALDEAN’S “CONCERT FOR THE CURE” MARKS OVER $3.6 MILLION RAISED IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Aldean’s Annual Event Benefitting Susan G. Komen® Puts The Focal Point On Louisville’s THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR Stop
NASHVILLE, TN – Oct. 23, 2017 – As an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer, two-time and reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean brought his annual “Concert For The Cure” to Friday night’s (10/20) THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR stop at Louisville, KY’s KFC YUM Center. Featuring special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver, the night highlighted Aldean’s longstanding partnership with Susan G. Komen® as he donated a portion from all ticket sales garnered throughout the year to Komen® Kentucky. Since the inaugural event in 2004, Aldean’s efforts have raised more than $3.6 million to benefit Susan G. Komen® chapters across the country.
“These women and their families are fighters,” said Aldean. “We’ve been having them backstage every night for the last couple years now and I’ve heard their stories first-hand. We’re going to keep fighting with them until there’s no more breast cancer.”
We are so appreciative of Jason’s gift, which will help us to continue providing resources for those affected by breast cancer in our community,” said Lynda Weeks, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® Kentucky. “This funding will be invested in furthering research and patient services across the Commonwealth. In addition to the generous donation, the Concert for the Cure provided an impactful venue, which allowed us reach thousands with critical facts about breast cancer, including symptoms and screening. Our sincerest thanks go out to Jason Aldean for his support of our mission!”
RIAA’s top digital Country Male Artist of all time is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as his most recent album THEY DON’T KNOW follows each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 15 million total album sales and 19 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time. His recent message of unity and powerful cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Town” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from Oct. 7 is available across many digital retailers and streaming services as all proceeds raised will go towards the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the Las Vegas shooting. In addition to his THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, the “reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum showcases a special exhibit “Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy,” commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates www.jasonaldean.com.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization outside of the federal government, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $956 million in research and provided more than $2.1 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. Komen has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.