MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER JASON ALDEAN’S “CONCERT FOR THE CURE” MARKS OVER $3.3 MILLION RAISED IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Aldean’s 11th Annual Event Benefitting Susan G. Komen Returned To Nashville As Part of “Opry Goes Pink”
NASHVILLE, TN – Oct. 25, 2016 – RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale throughout the year at his annual “Concert for the Cure” benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, with this year’s contribution taking the grand total to over 3.3 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer. The recent “More Than Pink Hero” recipient celebrated the mile-marker in Nashville tonight (10/25) with partner The Grand Ole Opry in conjunction with their eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink.”
“It was a pretty full-circle moment for me to be able to bring this show back to Nashville where it got started as we go over the three million dollar mark,” said Aldean. “I could see a lot of family and friends out in the audience this year, which is a big reminder that we still have to keep fighting this disease.”
“Through the generosity of Jason Aldean and his devoted fans, we have the opportunity to increase our support for critical breast cancer research along with education, screening, and treatment programs for millions of women, men and families in Nashville and all over the world,” says Dr. Judy Salerno, President & CEO of Susan G. Komen. “His commitment to this cause has been unwavering and through his support, we’re one step closer to our vision of a world without breast cancer.”
In addition to performing, the multi-platinum superstar flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows. This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently named Aldean one of their “More Than Pink” Heroes for his impact in the fight against breast cancer.
About Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean has “earned his spot at the top of Country music over 11 years of hard touring and hard rocking” (Rolling Stone), as his new album THEY DON’T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 17 No. one hits. His “ever-rising stardom” (Billboard) reaches new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which includes his latest single “A Little More Summertime.” Aldean recently wrapped his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR hosting sold-out crowds throughout the country’s biggest venues.
For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, 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 $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 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.