After watching her grandmother battle breast cancer, singer-songwriter and entertainer
Candy Coburn became passionate about contributing to the global fight against breast cancer.
· Through a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, Coburn shares in Komen’s promise of creating a world without breast cancer.
· With inspiration from her grandmother’s battle with breast cancer, Coburn joined with three fellow female songwriters to create “Pink Warrior” as a tribute to the courageous men and women who have been touched by the disease.
· 100% of all artist and producer proceeds from “Pink Warrior,” a minimum of 40 cents per download, will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
o Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.3 billion in cancer research and community health programs, pledging another $2 billion during the next decade.
o More than 120 Komen for the Cure Affiliates provide millions of dollars each year to address unmet breast health needs in local communities in order to close the gaps in breast health.
· In June 2009, Coburn performed the single “Pink Warrior” during the survivor ceremony at the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This performance also marked the official release of the single for digital download.
· Coburn is a Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ambassador committed to raising awareness among her fans of the ongoing fight to end breast cancer forever.
o Coburn performs more than 175 days per year in front of thousands and is blown away by the breast cancer stories she hears after singing “Pink Warrior”.
“I had probably 10 women come up and thank me for the song. I am so honored to be a part of this amazing organization for those fighting this terrible disease,” said Candy Coburn. “I can't wait to see how we can use “Pink Warrior” as an anthem for hope and promise around the world.”
· For more information on Candy Coburn and “Pink Warrior”, go to CandyCoburn.com.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.3 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.