Second Annual Colon Cancer Benefit To Be Held In Nashville
February 23, 2010 at 1:26 PM (PT)
The COLON CANCER ALLIANCE is now in gear for the 2nd annual “Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer” to be held MARCH 23rd at 7p (CT) at the LOVELESS BARN in NASHVILLE. The inaugural benefit last year raised over $18,000 for the CCA. This year’s show will feature songwriters RODNEY CROWELL, GRETCHEN PETERS, MIKE REID, BARRY WALSH and PETER COOPER.
The evening was inspired by CHARLIE KELLEY, who was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 40 in 2008 only three weeks after his wife NAN KELLEY, a host on GAC, successfully completed treatment for lymphoma. After this life changing experience, they resolved to advocate for screenings and help others battling with the disease.
CHARLIE KELLEY said: “I’m very excited about this year's benefit. We'll have some of NASHVILLE's best performers and writers out in full force for the cause. I’m honored that the people who have been involved in all of this have been so giving of their time and talents, in doing so they are saying 'NASHVILLE cares'. It's a testament to the large hearts of the entertainment community here and I am grateful and indebted for their support."
Event tickets go on sale TODAY (2/23) and are available at www.ccalliance.org, and the LOVELESS BARN box office the day of the show. General admission is $35. Exclusive blue ribbon tables are also available for $500.
The 2009 “Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer” DVD featuring VINCE GILL, AMY GRANT, RICKY SKAGGS, HAL KETCHUM and more is also available at www.ccalliance.org.
For additional information about “Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer” visit www.thestarsgoblue.org.