According to the National Cancer Institute, today, 12.4 percent of all women born in the United States will likely be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
Roughly 1 in 8 women, then, are projected cancer patients before they ever take their first breath. Something about that doesn’t seem fair.
Thankfully, a group of GRU music students feels the same way.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Jukebox Entertainment, a full-service music company founded by GRU music students, is sponsoring the “1In8 Breast Cancer Benefit Concert” to raise local breast cancer awareness. The concert will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre on the Summerville Campus.
Proceeds benefit the GRU Breast Cancer Program and the GRU Cancer Center Breast Cancer Support Group.
The concert line-up includes performances from a number of local and regional favorites, including the John Dunn Band, Nefertiti and Custer’s Last Band, with more acts to be announced at a later date. Portman’s Music will provide the sound system and Department of Pathology Business Manager Celvin Mitchell will emcee.
In addition to the show, during set changes, breast cancer patients and survivors will share a brief glimpse about their cancer journey in a segment titled “In Her Own Words.” The GRU Cancer Center and the GRU Women’s Breast Center will also have educational materials on hand.
This event is open to the public, and donations are more than welcome!
For more information about the 1In8 Breast Cancer Benefit Concert, contact Chavone Hollimon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-446-5122.