WYRK's 'Taste of Country' strums up support for breast cancer research at Roswell Parkby jmaloni
Auction of pink guitar signed by country stars, sales of pink cowboy hats to benefit RPCI
Country music is inspiring breast cancer cures at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Country radio station 106.5 WYRK-FM has been busy collecting autographs, from country music stars who have come through Western New York in the past year, on a custom-designed pink guitar to be raffled off June 4. More than a dozen artists — including Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Kid Rock — have signed this very special acoustic guitar as part of the Country Music Inspires Cures campaign.
Supporters can donate $10 online at http://www.roswellpark.org/countrymusic for a chance to win the one-of-a-kind guitar, and there will be a special opportunity to donate at the Napa Auto Parts Taste of Country concert on Friday, June 1. Donations for the guitar will be accepted until midnight Saturday, June 2, and the winner will be announced live on the WYRK "Breakfast Club" morning show on Monday, June 4.
Each donation made to the 2012 Country Music Inspires Cures campaign will support life-saving breast cancer research at Roswell Park. Examples of this research include:
•"Helping Women with Inherited Risk of Breast Cancer"
•"Is Body Temperature a Clue to Breast Cancer Prognosis?"
•"Women's Circle of Health Study: Breast Cancer in African-Americans"
Roswell Park will also sell pink cowboy hats at "Taste of Country" for $20 each, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. Physicians from the Roswell Park Breast Center will make a special appearance on stage during the June 1 concert at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, and performers will include Eric Church, Joe Nichols, The Eli Young Band, Casey James and Dustin Lynch.
For more information, including photos of performing artists signing the Country Music Inspires Cures guitar, go to http://www.roswellpark.org/countrymusic.