NASHVILLE, TENN., May 18, 2016 – Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), in partnership with Country superstar, Martina McBride, and Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), announced details today about The Sarah Cannon Tour concert series in support of their collective initiative, Band Against Cancer. Previously announced in February of 2016, Band Against Cancer is bringing together two of the most influential industries of music and healthcare to connect those touched by cancer with community-based treatment options and resources.
Today, Band Against Cancer revealed the five stops on The Sarah Cannon Tour with Martina & Friends, which include Dallas, Texas, Austin, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Denver, Colo., and Nashville, Tenn. Information on tickets, dates, venues and supporting acts will be revealed in the coming weeks on www.bandagainstcancer.com.
The tour supports the Sarah Cannon Fund that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and also supports Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). Both organizations help families across the country who are currently fighting leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other types of blood cancers.
“Every three minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Further, 70 percent of all blood cancer patients who are in need of a transplant do not have a matched donor in their family. We chose to begin our campaign by supporting people facing blood cancer, an underserved patient population requiring convenient access to cutting-edge treatment options in their communities,” said Dee Anna Smith, Sarah Cannon Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to have Martina McBride and the country music industry band together with us to bring awareness to potentially life-saving treatments including stem cell transplants and the latest targeted medicines for patients.”
In addition to the concert events, Martina’s newly released “Reckless” album on Nash Icon Records features the song, “Just Around the Corner,” which serves as the official Band Against Cancer anthem. The song is slated to be her next single releasing in June. As a part of the Band Against Cancer campaign, one lucky fan and a guest will join the superstar in Nashville at the culminating concert. Visit www.bandagainstcancer.com to learn more about the national sweepstakes.
“Helping families who are facing cancer has always been a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” said Martina McBride. “I’m honored to be the voice that delivers a message of hope and help through the Band Against Cancer movement and my new song, ‘Just Around the Corner.’ Music has such power in bringing communities together and is a source of strength for those who need it. This is what our initiative is all about – empowering everyone to help in fighting this terrible disease.”
The drivers behind Band Against Cancer know that cancer patients and their families get their greatest strength from being close to home. Through the Band Against Cancer movement, patients, friends, families and music fans can get connected to organizations in their community to support those fighting cancer.
To learn more about how you can help, visit www.bandagainstcancer.com.
About Sarah Cannon
Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.
About Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Dot Records, Nash Icon Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Steven Tyler, Cheap Trick, Jennifer Nettles and Brantley Gilbert; chart-topping acts Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, The Mavericks, Aaron Lewis, The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery; up-and-comers The Cadillac Three, Drake White, Ashley Campbell, Tucker Beathard, Brett Young, Tara Thompson, as well as soundtracks for ABC's "NASHVILLE." Borchetta served as the mentor on American Idol, proudly added Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani and Season 15 champ Trent Harmon to Big Machine Records' roster. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, Billboard, People's Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine is the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights for its artists and is an industry leader in fighting for artist, songwriter, publisher and record company rights. Visit BigMachineLabelGroup.com for more information.