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The Colon Cancer Alliance Announces the 3rd Annual “The Stars Go Blue” for
Colon Cancer Benefit with “Couples in Country Music” Featuring
Josh & Jennifer Turner, Linda Davis & Lang Scott and Charlie & Nan Kelley
at The Country Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Evening Benefits the Blue Note Fund to Help Patients Fight High Cost of Medical Care

Nashville, TN –February 8, 2011—The Colon Cancer Alliance announces the 3rd Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit concert for colon cancer at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The event benefits the Blue Note Fund, which provides financial support for colon cancer patients in need of financial assistance. 

The theme of this year’s show is "Couples in Country Music" featuring multi-platinum MCA recording artist and Grand Ole Opry member Josh Turner and his wife and band member, Jennifer, along with Grammy winning singer Linda Davis and her husband singer/songwriter, Lang Scott. Also performing is “Stars Go Blue” creator and Grammy nominated producer/artist Charlie Kelley with his wife, GAC personality Nan Kelley. 

Tickets are $100.00 per person and include the intimate concert in the Ford Theater, a VIP cocktail reception, and auction after the concert. For tickets or more information, please visitwww.thestarsgoblue.com. Amgen is silver sponsor for the event.

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Through recommended screenings, this cancer can be caught early when treatment is most effective, or even prevented altogether. Blue is the color of colon cancer, hence the title of the event and fund.

After routine screening led to a colon cancer diagnosis at age 40, Kelley became all too aware of the financial burden that accompanies cancer, especially after wife Nan had just finished treatment for another type of cancer just three weeks prior. Kelley decided to do what he could as a young entertainer to not only raise awareness about colon cancer but also to raise funds for families that find themselves in a difficult financial situation. In 2009, he launched “Stars Go Blue.”

In 2010, Kelley was instrumental in the creation of the Blue Note Fund in collaboration with the Colon Cancer Alliance, of which Kelley is a board member.  "When you're fighting cancer, the last thing you want to think about is a bill you can't pay,” he says. “The Blue Note Fund is our way to help others who were going through tough emotional and financial times.”

Over the past two years, friends and fellow musicians such as Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Hal Ketchum, Jamie O’Neal, Rodney Crowell, Mike Snider, Wade Hayes and others have lent their talents to “Stars Go Blue,” helping to raise over $30,000 to date. 
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The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America.www.ccalliance.org

Contacts:        Kathleen NewbouldColon Cancer Alliance, (202) 628-0123, X103knewbould@ccalliance.org
Kim Dettwiller, Stars Go Blue, 615-330-5656, teamstrategies@gmail.com

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