Kellie Pickler has stood beside her childhood best friend Summer Holt Miller throughout her bout with breast cancer that was diagnosed in June 2012. But yesterday (9/4) in Nashville, the friends took their stance against cancer one step further when they both buzzed their hair to bring awareness to the importance of early detection.
As revealed on ABC’s Good Morning America, Pickler and Miller shared the story that Miller was just 36 years old when she received word of her diagnosis. Miller recently underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy tomorrow (9/6).
“Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler shared with viewers.
“If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” Miller said.
A behind-the-scenes video capturing the ladies’ cuts and truthful candor about Miller’s diagnosis and treatment will be shared on Athena Water’s website. Athena will make a monetary donation to the American Cancer Society in Miller’s honor.
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