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Sep 5

Kellie Pickler Shaves Head to Support Friend Fighting Breast Cancer

Summer Holt Miller & Kellie Pickler

Summer Holt Miller & Kellie Pickler. Photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media.

Last night, Kellie Pickler tweeted, “It’s been a great life-changing day,” followed by another curious tweet: “Be sure to watch “Good Morning America” tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won’t want to miss this!!! ;)

Now we know why. This morning on GMA, Kellie shared a video of her having her head shaved alongside friend Summer Holt Miller. Summer is fighting breast cancer and Kellie wanted to show her support as well as raise awareness for early detection. Click HERE and HERE to see photos.

“Cancer does not discriminate,” an emphatic Pickler shared with viewers. “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” Miller echoed.

Miller, aware of her family’s history of breast cancer, had always been super cautious with her self-examinations, but had the mother of two not been diligent with her doctor and requested a mammogram, the tumor detected in its early stage could have turned fatal.  Miller recently underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy this Thursday.

A behind-the-scenes video capturing the ladies’ cuts and truthful candor about Miller’s diagnosis and treatment will be shared on Athena® Water’s website, www.athenawater.com, and Athena® will make a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society in Miller’s honor.  Athena® will contribute a minimum of $2 million to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research by 2014.

Kudos to Kellie for such a generous, loving act of friendship!

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