Grand Ole Opry To Salute Cancer Survivors August 24

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• March 15, 2013

grand_ole_opry_logo_20051The Grand Ole Opry and the National Women’s Survivors Convention will celebrate women cancer survivors Aug. 24, when participants from the Nashville-based National Women’s Survivors Convention being held at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center attend the evening’s Opry performance.

 The Convention will host approximately 2,000 women survivors of all types of cancer from across the country and around the world who will converge on Music City for a three-day, one-of-a-kind experience. Not a typical convention, women will celebrate the mission of taking a step to creating a national movement towards survivorship and understanding the needs of cancer patients after treatments conclude.

The Opry will recognize these women throughout the night on the Opry stage and over the airwaves on 650 AM WSM and opry.com with special performances and survivor messages.

“We’re delighted to be a part of these survivors’ visits to Nashville,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “We are going to have a lot of fun while also helping them take great steps toward creating awareness about survivorship.”

Specific performers on the show will be announced at a later date.

National organizations and individuals involved in the event include: Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA (USA), American Cancer Society, YMCA (YUSA), Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, 4th Angel Program at Taussig Cancer Center – Cleveland Clinic, Olympic Gold Medalists Shannon Miller and Scott Hamilton, Bravo TV Star Tabatha Coffey, MTV Star Diem Brown, Dr. Susan Love and the Army of Women Campaign, Great American Country’s Nan Kelley and husband Charlie Kelley.

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