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Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Turns 10, Heads to South Florida

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The singer’s annual breast cancer benefit concert will take place in West Palm Beach, Florida in late October.

Jason Aldean just embarked on his Burn It Down Tour and announced he will donate a portion of the ticket sales from every show on the tour to the Susan G. Komen Foundation branch in South Florida. He has designated his stop in West Palm Beach, Florida as the Concert for the Cure, and all proceeds from that show will benefit the city’s Komen Foundation programs.

Aldean began supporting breast cancer research through his Concert for the Cure when a close family friend passed away from breast cancer 10 years ago. Melissa Morstad, a mother of three, was just 29 years old when she died. Her death hit Aldean and his family hard, and they decided the Concert for the Cure would be a great way to honor her memory.

“We’re so proud to be a part of Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure for the 10th year in a row,” said Susan G. Komen President and CEO Dr. Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S. “This event has always been about more than great music. The survivors who will be recognized by Jason as he travels nationwide are a testament to how far we have come since Komen was founded more than 30 years ago, and to how events like Concert for the Cure are so important as we continue our work to save lives and end breast cancer.”

The American Cancer society estimates about 231,840 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015. This means about one in eight women develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

Last year, the Concert for the Cure in Detroit raised more than $660,000 for the Komen Foundation.

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Jason Aldean’s Concert for the Cure Turns 10, Heads to South Florida