Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Edens Edge, Lauren Alaina, and Robin Roberts Participate in "Opry Goes Pink" in Support of the Fight Against Breast Cancer
The Grand Ole Opry®, joined Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer tonight with its third annual “Opry Goes Pink” show. ABC’s Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor, was on hand as a special guest announcer and introduced the Women Rock For The Cure™ Honorary Survivor of the Year Yolanda Smith. Opry member Martina McBride flipped the switch, turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop “pink” in support of breast cancer awareness. McBride’s current single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” offers hope to those affected by cancer, and the powerful song is included on her Republic Nashville album, Eleven, released Oct. 11. Kellie Pickler turned the barn “pink” in the Opry’s second show of the evening. Additional performers tonight included Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Ronnie Milsap and more.
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.
About Women Rock For The Cure (WRFTC)
Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based non-profit organization founded in 2007 by four friends with ties to the music industry: Jensen (Sussman) Arrowsmith, Liz Lee Schullo, Rebekah Lee Beard and Tara Austin. Since then, WRFTC has worked to find new ways to increase breast cancer awareness locally and help raise money for the cause. WRFTC is pinker than ever and always rockin’ to reach the organization’s vision; to fight breast cancer by utilizing the passion, creativity and strength of the entertainment industry to find inspiring ways to raise money for local breast cancer related organizations, including the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure, as well as increase awareness among young women and men in their 20s, 30s, 40s. Flagship annual events include the Pink Trash Ball, Opry Goes Pink, and the annual Women Rock For The Cure benefit concert which has drawn standing-r oom-only crowds for the past three years. All proceeds raised benefit the ongoing efforts of the organization to help support breast cancer research and community outreach programs, including the WRFTC Young Survivors Retreat. The 2011 event was held September 23-25, in Franklin, TN, and helped connect young women from across the country who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure™ upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.