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Bruce Heads to Memphis for the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids 2013 Seminar [PHOTOS]

I recently took my 7th trip to Memphis to tour St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Each time I go, I learn something new about this amazing place, as well as re-energize myself to raise funds for them.  It takes $1.8 million a day to run St. Jude, and a majority of that cost is received through donations.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Martina McBride’s Fans Raise Over $25K for Cancer Research

It's no secret that the right song can inspire healing and action, and Martina McBride's recent ballad 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It' is a prime example. The powerful and emotional song -- which describes one woman's journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment -- inspired McBride's fans to raise over $25,000 for cancer research.

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Ray Price Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Country legend Ray Price has confirmed he's been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The 86-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer says he has been undergoing chemotherapy for six months and is encouraged by the results. 

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Tim Johnson
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Hit Songwriter Tim Johnson Dead Following Battle With Cancer

Tim Johnson is behind the lyrics to some of the most powerful country music songs written over the last two decades. The songwriter had over 100 of his songs cut on major label records, and was a cherished father, husband and friend to many in the Nashville community. Johnson died Sunday morning (Oct. 21) after a long battle with cancer.

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Lane Goodwin

Country Stars Mourn the Death of Cancer-Stricken Teen Lane Goodwin

Country music stars and fans are mourning the death of 13-year-old Lane Goodwin, whose battle with cancer gained national attention when a Facebook campaign to show support for him went viral.

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‘Bra Contest’ at Moore’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop Raises Relay for Life Funds

Walk into Moore's Greenhouse and Flower Shop this October and you'll get more than an eyeful of flowers.  You'll find yourself standing among a variety of hand-crafted, elaborately decorated underwear provided by members of the local community.  The bras aren't just for show; these glittered garments are entries in Moore's annual "Bra Contest" and help raise money for 2013 Relay for Life of Pettis County and will help fund cancer research.

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Becky Thomas

Local Breast Cancer Survivor Becky Thomas Provides Insight on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  Too many people have been effected by this horrible disease.  Becky Thomas is a breast cancer survivor, one of the original "blues sisters" and a great friend.  Here are her words and insights on Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

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Lady Antebellum and Brian
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Lady Antebellum Perform for Children in Cancer Ward in Heartwarming Video

The members of Lady Antebellum got the chance to bring smiles to some kids who really need them when they performed recently in the oncology unit at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital. The 'Need You Now' hitmakers chronicled the visit in a new webisode of Lady A TV that aired Wednesday (Sept. 26).

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NBC
NBC

Kellie Pickler Opens Up About Being a ‘Cancer Buddy,’ Shaving Her Head on ‘Ellen’

"It's just hair," Kellie Pickler told Ellen DeGeneres on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Friday morning (Sept. 14), where she showed off her new hairdo on national television. The sweet and southern singer has been getting loads of attention for shaving her head in support of her best friend's cancer diagnosis, so she stopped by 'Ellen' to answer a few more questions about her loyal act of bravery.

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YouTube

Sugarland Perform ‘Baby Girl’ With 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor

The members of Sugarland got the chance to make a young girl’s life brighter at a recent tour stop in Minnesota. Singer Jennifer Nettles and singer-songwriter Kristian Bush were performing at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Aug. 8 when they were joined onstage by a very special guest — a 4-year-old cancer patient named Avery.

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