This country rocker joins us to perform and spread the word on breast cancer awareness.
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Candy Coburn Is A Pink Warrior
Audra Lowe: In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve been telling you stories of survivors and also showing you ways that you can help in the fight against the disease, Well, today we want you to meet a singer who heard the battle call and is helping make a difference one download at a time. Lesley introduces us to her in today’s Better Spotlight.
Lesley Nagy: Thanks Audra. I'm here with country music singer Candy Coburn. Welcome to Better.
Candy Coburn: Thank you so much for having us.
Lesley Nagy: Now, you're dedicating your talents to fight breast cancer with your single Pink Warrior. So, what was your inspiration for that song?
Candy Coburn: My grandmother fought breast cancer for almost ten years of her life. She is a great inspiration to me and I wanted to write a fighter song for all the families going through this and future families so some good friends of mine got together in Nashville and we put it together for this new record I have out and Komen heard the song, they liked it and wanted to be the theme song and also asked me to be an ambassador out of my tour to raise awareness so it’s been a wonderful experience. It’s a great, great highlight of my career.
Lesley Nagy: That’s amazing actually and proceeds are going to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure so how can people get it?
Candy Coburn: They can get it at iTunes also at my website which is just Candycoburn.com and every single penny of profit goes to Komen to In Breast Cancer Forever.
Lesley Nagy: And sounds like that grandma really influenced you and your other grandma, you said, brought music into your life?
Candy Coburn: Oh yeah. She belts it out still every Sunday. And her name was -- actually my other grandmother is Marie D. Tucker passed and my grandmother Loma is still singing it every week and taught me how to sing from very small so she really taught the love of music and the other one is just a wonderful woman, too.
Lesley Nagy: You know it’s amazing how family really makes you who you are.
Candy Coburn: Totally, yeah.
Lesley Nagy: Are you having a good time on your tour?
Candy Coburn: We got a tour right after this and we’ve been on both coasts so we’re doing the entire tour for the 15 cities for three-day walk for the cure for Komen. And, it’s taking us from Boston all the way up to Seattle. We’re going to end up in San Diego in a few weeks so it’s been a great year and I'm just loving my job.
Lesley Nagy: Well, we’re so happy that you're doing this and really bringing the message out there for families. It’s touched so many families already including me personally because my mother is a breast cancer survivor so I thank you and I'm looking forward to you playing Pink Warrior for us in just one minute but right now, we got to go back in the studio, Audra.
Audra Lowe: All right, well, since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised 1.5 billion dollars in the fight against breast cancer.
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And, we’re hitting things up in the kitchen with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito. We love that man so much. I'm Audra Lowe. You can follow me on Twitter at BTVHostAudra. Now, here’s Candy Coburn singing Pink Warrior and remember that all the proceeds from the download of this song go to fighting breast cancer. Thanks for watching.