MARTINA MCBRIDE FANS RAISE OVER $22,000 TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER
Nashville, TN (The Martina McBride Fan Club) Oct 27, 2011 - Martina McBride
Fan Club members inspired by her current release, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It",
gathered in Nashville, TN, on Oct 15 to walk for the cause of breast cancer research.
Fan club members from around the country united during the months of August and
September to train and walk in The American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer 5 Mile Walk", which happened at L.P. Field. They were joined by breast
cancer survivors from the video for Martina's song, which is about a young woman newly
diagnosed with breast cancer. Some 18,000 were estimated to have participated in the walk.
Members of the team included Taira Baughman, from Mt. Juliet, TN, who is a breast cancer
survivor and mother of four children. The team was organized and led by captains Sheila Jones
and Amy Schmidlein and by Martina McBride Fan Club Director, Tracy Weaver.
The team exceeded their fundraising goal of $11,111.11, in honor of McBride's newly released
album entitled "Eleven". John and Martina McBride in turn matched the team's effort.
The team raised a grand total of $22,383.19 to help The American Cancer Society's breast cancer
research programs and services.
In honor of the team's effort to reach their fundraising goal, three team members, including one
woman, shaved their heads to show unity with those suffering from cancer. The team can be
contacted at http://www.teammartina.com