Rita Wilson joins four other musical superstars in the fight against breast cancer, with a new song collaboration – “PINK”. Debuting today, the new single features Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans and Rita – who herself is a breast cancer survivor.
This special collaboration benefits Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization.
“PINK” features legendary artists from country, pop and R&B. The moving lyrics and vocals provide listeners with hope for a future when no one loses someone they love to breast cancer and “PINK is just another color.” Each year breast cancer kills more than 42,000 women and men in the U.S. alone. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed at some point in her lifetime, nearly everyone has or will be touched by this disease, whether personally or by someone they love.
Timed to the “PINK” single, Rita will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry® on Saturday, October 24 for the Opry’s 12th annual Opry Goes Pink show, along with Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, and Victoria Shaw with Erin Kinsey. The Opry joins together with Susan G. Komen® and Komen Central Tennessee for the show, which will air at 7 p.m. Central on Circle and Gray TV stations as well as DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion livestream hosted by four-time CMA nominee Carly Pearce on Circle All Access Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The Opry can also be heard on 650 WSM-AM, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM: Willie’s Roadhouse. Throughout the show, fans will learn more about the fight against breast cancer and the work of Susan G. Komen and be invited to donate to the cause. An in-venue audience of 1,100 is planned in compliance with operating plans developed in collaboration with the Nashville Public Health Department that include socially distanced seating, mandatory masks for all guests and staff, as well as enhanced cleaning practices.
Rita comments on the song and initiative, “The song is not just for someone who is a survivor or going through breast cancer treatment, it is for anyone who loves someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. That’s what I love about the song, and I’m so excited to return to the Opry to sing it live.”
“PINK” is written by Erin Kinsey, Jodi Marr and Victoria Shaw, produced by Victoria Shaw, distributed by Brighter Day Records and available digitally everywhere. Listen and learn more now.
“We are extremely honored that these amazing artists have lent their immense talents to help us give a moment of hope and inspiration to everyone touched by breast cancer,” said Paula Schneider, CEO of Susan G. Komen. “As a breast cancer survivor who lost my mother to metastatic breast cancer, I know first-hand the toll this disease takes on entire families. There is life before breast cancer and life after. We all dream of a world when pink is just another color.”
Komen noted that due to disruptions in health care services and the financial impact caused by the pandemic, Komen’s help is needed now more than ever. As breast cancer patients’ trusted partner, Komen provides support through services such as a free Breast Care Helpline, which provides emotional support in addition to guidance to national and local resources. Komen’s Treatment Assistance Program helps pay for expenses that may serve as a financial barrier to receiving the care patients need to live longer, better lives. And through a combination of research, community health programs and advocacy, Komen is working to support those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures.
PINK is distributed by Brighter Day Records. Dolly Parton appears courtesy of Butterfly Records. Monica appears courtesy of MonDeenise Music. Jordin Sparks appears courtesy of Disrupt Group. Sara Evans appears courtesy of Born To Fly Records. And Rita Wilson appears courtesy of Sing It Loud Records.