Dolly Parton, Jordin Sparks & More Support the Susan G. Komen Foundation
Some of the biggest names in the country, pop, and R&B genres teamed up for Breast Cancer Awareness month to support the world's leading breast cancer organization, the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Dolly Parton, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans, Monica, and Rita Wilson joined forces for "Pink," an emotional song about the color that represents the disease, with all proceeds benefitting the Komen Foundation.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation was founded in 1980 after founder Nancy G. Brinker lost her sister Susan to breast cancer, and it grew to be the largest nonprofit charity funding for the fight against breast cancer. They have invested $2.9 billion towards research, community outreach, advocacy, and programs. Through these programs, they've reached over 60 countries - their efforts have reduced breast cancer deaths by 40% between 1989 and 2016. According to the Komen Foundation, breast cancer kills over 42,000 women in the US each year, and their current goal is to lower that number by 50% by 2026.
"Pink" imagines a world where breast cancer no longer exists and the color pink no longer represents the disease. Rita Wilson herself has survived breast cancer, and was excited to be a part of the project. The song was performed at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for Opry Goes Pink, their annual show for breast cancer awareness in partnership with the Komen Foundation where audiences learn about the fight against the disease and donate to the cause. You can learn more about the Komen Foundation here: https://ww5.komen.org/ and stream "Pink" everywhere now.