Country music artist and national spokesman Craig Campbell will be headlining and hosting the annual One Million Strong benefit dinner at Nashville’s City Winery on June 6, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. The dinner will follow Campbell’s 5th Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge that’s being hosted at the same venue earlier that day. Campbell will be joined other artists for a singer-songwriter style concert. Mayor Megan Barry and Andrea Willis, chief medical officer of BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee, will also offer remarks. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer, a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting the country’s number two cancer killer in the U.S. To learn more and buy tickets, go to FightColorectalCancer.org/2017Benefit.
“I lost my dad to colorectal cancer at 11 years old, and I’ve made it my mission to raise awareness and support research alongside Fight Colorectal Cancer so nobody else has to face the same thing,” said Campbell.
The evening will include a concert by Campbell and friends, cocktails and dinner, a live and silent auction, remarks by Nashville leaders and stories of colorectal cancer survivors’ inspiration and hope. Larry Nall, senior vice president of provider network management at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will be recognized with a community award for his leadership in convening Nashville’s leaders and the community at large around colorectal cancer awareness and advocacy.
Regarding why Nashville serves as host to the event, Nall commented:
“In my role as Senior Vice President at BlueCross BlueShield, where we insure over 3.4 million Tennesseans, we encourage our members to get preventive screenings. As I began asking around at work about colon cancer I was amazed at how many people that had loved ones impacted and it seemed like a perfect fit for me to join this important event in Nashville, the healthcare capital of the country.”
This will be the 3rd One Million Strong benefit dinner hosted in Nashville. President Anjee Davis commented,
“Supporting patient education, awareness and advocacy efforts requires support and individual contributions. We are honored and grateful to have champions in Nashville who have made the commitment to support Fight Colorectal Cancer’s philanthropic efforts. We have a shared vision: victory over colon and rectal cancers. The funds raised at the benefit will help improve the lives of colorectal cancer patients in Tennessee and across the country.”
The 2017 One Million Strong Benefit dinner is sponsored by: AMSURG, Bayer Healthcare, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Genentech, Exact Sciences, Lilly Oncology, Medtronics, Merck, Northwestern Mutual, Quicken Loans, Taiho Oncology and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. To buy tickets or become a table or event sponsor, visit FightColorectalCancer.org/2017Benefit.
About Craig Campbell
Campbell is currently playing select shows nationwide and has been in the studio working on his RED BOW Records debut album. It will feature his hit single, debuted on NBC’s TODAY, “Outskirts of Heaven.” On August 8, he’ll join Luke Bryan’s HUNTIN’ FISHIN’ AND LOVIN’ EVERY DAY TOUR.Campbell launched on to the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged five consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Acclaimed as one of the genre’s most neo-traditionalist singers, his Top 15 breakout debut “Family Man” was featured on HBO’s True Blood and fan-favorite “Fish” has tallied nearly 400,000 digital copies sold. Campbell earned his first Top 10 smash with the infectious “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” from his sophomore album NEVER REGRET (2013). The gifted songwriter co-wrote Garth Brooks “All American Kid” off of MAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. Prior to landing his first record deal, the Lyons, GA native spent time on the road playing keyboard for both Tracy Byrd and Luke Bryan – shows that inspired him nightly. He was soon discovered while playing a regular gig at the downtown Nashville honky-tonk, The Stage. For more information on Craig Campbell and tour dates, visit www.craigcampbell.tv.
About Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight CRC is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit FightCRC.org.