Jason Aldean held his eighth annual benefit show, “Concert for the Cure,” Friday night, raising more than $575,000 for the fight against breast cancer. A sold out crowd at the New Orleans Arena filled the room with pink in support of the cause and Aldean presented a check to the local Susan G. Komen Affiliate. All funds will directly support Komen New Orleans grants for breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs.
“New Orleans needs this money as badly as anyone right now,” said Aldean from the stage. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to give them this check! Like pretty much everyone I know, I’ve lost someone I love to breast cancer and I don’t want anyone else to have to go through that. For all you ladies out there – we love the rack… save ‘em, alright!”
Aldean is heading into the final stretch of what has been a career-defining year, wrapping up his 2013 tour dates tomorrow in Dallas, recently notching his 12th No. one single, “Night Train,” earning three CMA Award nominations including his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year nod and being selected as one of five CMT Artists of the Year honorees.
For more information about Susan G. Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
For more information about Jason Aldean, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
Photo Credit: Erika Goldring, Getty Images
Photo 1: Aldean with survivors and volunteers from Susan G. Komen New Orleans
Photo 2: Aldean on stage in New Orleans
Photo 3: Aldean, Komen New Orleans Executive Director Lisa Plunkett and Rashford & Kruse’s Stephanie Alderman present a check to Komen New Orleans