Since 1985, October has been christened Breast Cancer Awareness month – a health campaign designed not only to raise awareness about the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and eventual cure of the disease but also to celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost their battles with it.
To commemorate the occasion this year, five powerhouse female musical superstars – Dolly Parton, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Sara Evans and Rita Wilson – joined forces in the fight against breast cancer via their new song “PINK”.
A special collaboration set to see its proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, the tune was produced by Victoria Shaw and co-written with Erin Kinsey and Jodi Marr.
Speaking on the unexpected collective effort, the legendary Parton revealed:
“This is such a beautiful song of hope,” said Dolly Parton. “I’m honored to join with these powerful women to help support Susan G. Komen’s life-saving work.”
That sentiment was echoed by fellow GRAMMY winner Monica.
“Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among African American women! My goal is to change that,” added Monica. “My life and loved ones have been directly impacted by this disease and I want us all to live in a world without breast cancer. Let’s make pink just another color.”
Hear the inspiring song in full inside: