Carrie Underwood (Associated Press photo)
Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood will help the Grand Ole Opry promote breast cancer awareness this fall, according to the Opry Web site.
In addition to performing two shows on Oct. 2, Checotah’s favorite daughter will flip the switch to turn the Opry’s familiar backdrop pink in support of the groups Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The shows also will include performances by Terri Clark and other artists to be announced as well as special activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.
Currently, when fans mention “OPRYPINK” when ordering tickets via telephone or online, $5 from the ticket prices to the Oct. 2 shows will be donated to the charitable organizations.
This is just the latest charitable effort the country star has been involved with since winning “American Idol” in 2005. She has worked often on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. She and several fellow country stars recently performed for soldiers and their families at the big “Salute to the Troops” concert at Fort Campbell, on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. Earlier this summer, she joined the nonprofit organization Teachers Count’s “Behind Every Famous Person Is a Fabulous Teacher” campaign and decorated a guitar for a special auction benefiting the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Trust Fund.
And last week, Underwood announced the formation of the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation, which will help causes in her hometown.
For more information on the “Opry Goes Pink” shows, go to www.opry.com.