Jason Aldean is a longtime advocate on the importance in finding a cure for breast cancer, and he recently hosted his annual “Concert For the Cure” event at his new bar in Nashville. On Wednesday evening (Oct. 3), the “Drowns the Whiskey” singer performed at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar and gifted Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee with a generous donation.
The singer presented the local Susan G. Komen chapter, which aims to reduce the current number of breast cancer victims by 50 percent within the next 10 years, with a $459,509 check to benefit the fight against breast cancer. The money was raised by a portion of ticket sales from his 2018 High Noon Neon Tour. The latest donation puts Jason’s total donation for Susan G. Komen at over $4.1 million.
“All year long on the road, we hear stories from fans about how they’ve been affected by breast cancer,” Jason said in a statement. “It’s crazy how just about everyone is close to someone who is or has fought this horrible disease. Thank you to the fans, Omaze and the TC Restaurant Group for their support last night and we’re going to keep doing our part in hopes that we never have to lose someone to breast cancer again.”
The three-time and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year treated breast cancer survivors and fans to an intimate performance at his bar as part of the event. The evening included personal stories from the singer about his involvement and commitment to helping others beat the disease. Jason launched his annual benefit concert in 2004 after losing a friend to breast cancer.
“I’ve witnessed first-hand how much this horrible disease impacts women and their families,” he added. “My fans know how important it is to me to be part of this fight and they’re a big reason we’re able to contribute so much to Komen each year.”