Grammy Award-winning country music star Trisha Yearwood has teamed up with JCPenney to support the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. JCPenney will donate two dollars from each sale of Yearwood’s new album Every Girl to the American Cancer Society. Yearwood, whose mother passed away from breast cancer in 2011, will host 24 women who have been affected by breast cancer for a private luncheon at her home in Brentwood, Tennessee. This event will bring together breast cancer survivors and patients undergoing treatment for an empowering luncheon where they can share experiences and build strong and supportive relationships. Guests will receive a $150 gift card to JCPenney as a thank you for attending.
Brentwood, TN - September 16, 2019
1. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"JC Penney is donating $2 from the sale of each CD toward the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research, which is ongoing. Again, I've worked with JC Penny in the past, so this is not something that they're just doing this year to be cool, this is something that JC Penney believes in, and it makes me really honored to work with them. Well, I've had the honor of working with JC Penny in the past. They are passionate about breast cancer awareness and the American Cancer Society. It's personal for me. I lost my mom to breast cancer, and I just love the way they empower women and the way that they bring awareness to this cause. I'm always in when they ask."
2. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"I hosted this brunch in my home a few years ago and just the comradery, just the friendships that were formed that day, it's so important to get women together who are going through this to have that sense of community. My home is really comfortable. It's a setting where I think everybody feels like they can relax and take a breath, so it just seemed like the perfect place. My mom was very much about eating clean and plant-based when she was going through cancer treatments, which helped her. We're doing a chickenless pot pie, which was inspired by her to make a total plant-based chicken pot pie, so it's chickenless pot pie, but just recipes that are promoting a healthy lifestyle and especially when you're going through treatment to try to keep your body as healthy as possible and feed it what it needs."
3. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"I said something at the last luncheon that I think the women at the table price that I was crazy. My sister was there, everybody had come who was either fighting cancer, and they had brought their person that was kind of their champion. My sister and I were both sitting there having lost her mom to breast cancer, but neither one of us having gone through it ourselves. I said, "It's not a club I want to be in, but this lunch made me feel like there's such a community. If I ever have to go through something like that, it's just an amazing community." And the women were like, "No, you don't want to be this club." I'm like, "No, I don't want to be the club," but I was just was so inspired by the women, the bonds that are formed with people who are going through the same thing you are."
4. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"I lost my mom, but I've also been through treatment with so many of my friends. A lot of my friends have come through it. I've also lost a couple of friends. It is a disease that you can't help but be touched by whether you go through it yourself, go through it with a loved one or a friend. It's important to have this support system, and it is strong, and it's comforting to know that it's there."
5. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"JC Penney is donating $2 from the sale of each CD toward the American Cancer Society and breast cancer research, which is ongoing. Again, I've worked with JC Penny in the past, so this is not something that they're just doing this year to be cool, this is something that JC Penney believes in, and it makes me really honored to work with them."
6. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"Well, music is what feeds my soul, and I haven't made an album in a long time and I just really wanted to actually make two albums last year. Every girl became this kind of Anthem. Every girl in this town became the first single off this album. And it really is a song about loving yourself the way you are. There's a line in this song that says, "You got this baby, so what if you don't?" And I love that because it really does say that we're always trying to be on our A-game and sometimes we're not and that's okay too. A lot of the songs, just by accident, turned out to be written or co-written by women. This album has kind of become this opportunity for me to talk about women in the music industry and women at country radio and giving me a chance to really kind of shout from the rooftops, "There's some really great stuff going on in this town.".
7. Trisha Yearwood (Soundbite, English), Grammy-Award Winning Artist
"I haven't toured by myself in five years. I've been on the road with my husband. He's got a pretty good gig and we travel together a lot, but I love the evening with Trisha. I love that chance to do the hits that people come to hear, but also to kind of dive into some of the album cuts that aren't the ones that we do every single night on the Garth tour. I'm excited. My shows feel kind of like a conversation with the audience, so I'm looking forward to having that conversation."
8. Unidentified Speaker (Soundbite, English)
"It feels good. I love seeing these women and then hearing their stories and being able to relate to what they're going through with what I went through. It makes me feel really good, and I'm really... It's really an honor to be invited back."
9. Unidentified Speaker (Soundbite, English)
"Thanks so much to Trisha and to this wonderful group here, JC Penny and the Cancer Society and everybody for having us. And of course, Trisha's food was delicious, so thank you so much."