Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The pair will perform at a private event, “Eat. Drink. Party Pink.,” hosted by Athena Water, on September 30 in Nashville to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Grant and Pickler were previously named Athena Warriors. Athena has donated $2 million to various organizations to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research since 2003.
“Breast cancer really hit close to home for me when my ‘big sis,’ Summer, was diagnosed at such an early age,” Pickler said. “I’m happy to say she is now cancer-free. But so many other women continue to have to fight this disease, and even more may not know they need to be aware of earlier detection than previously thought. That’s why I’m excited to be an Athena Warrior…. I want to help raise awareness so we can find a cure.”
Grant will debut a new song, “Welcome Yourself,” at the event. It will be available for purchase October 1, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
“Music can be a lifeline for people,” Grant said. “Hearing the right words at the right time can be a powerful and encouraging experience, and I hope this song is helpful to many. I am happy to serve as an Athena Warrior again this year and donate proceeds from this song to the American Cancer Society. We all know someone who has suffered from this terrible disease, and I encourage everyone to do what they can to help raise awareness and funds for research.”
“We are excited to gather in Nashville to hear a great night of music from our Athena Warriors,” Tom Harrington, President and CEO, DS Services, said. “What a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are honored that Amy is debuting her song at our event that night, and are so appreciative that she is donating proceeds from its sale to the American Cancer Society.”