MINDY SMITH SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH TWO BENEFIT CONCERTS FEATURING WOMEN ROCK FOR THE CURE/SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE AND A VIDEO APPEAL FOR THE BREAST CANCER SITE
September 28, 2009 – Beginning in October, singer/songwriter Mindy Smith will lend her talent and time to help raise breast cancer awareness with two special performances and two video PSAs for The Breast Cancer Site. On October 1st, Mindy will be headlining the event Women Rock For The Cure’s third annual concert to benefit the Greater Nashville affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation at the famed venue, 3rd & Lindsley. The pink-themed events continue on October 2nd when Mindy will take part in the “Opry Goes Pink” concert at the historic Grand Ole Opry. The concert will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Terri Clark and Jo Dee Messina. Both shows benefit the Women Rock For The Cure and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Mindy will also record two videos for The Breast Cancer Site, which supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation's free mammograms for women in need program. The first video encourages people to visit The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com) and select the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button. Each click that the site receives will helps fund free mammograms for women in need. The second video invites viewers to sign up at The Breast Cancer Site Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/thebreastcancersite). The One Million Fan March will trigger a $100,000 donation for breast cancer research once 1,000,000 people have become Fans. Both videos will be available beginning October 1st. The fight against breast cancer is an important cause for Mindy and one that is close to her heart. Mindy’s mother Sharon lost her battle with breast cancer when Mindy was 19 years old. She honored her mother’s memory with a song she wrote entitled “One Moment More,” (click here to listen) which was the title track from her debut record. About Women Rock for the Cure www.womenrockforthecure.org - WRFTC was founded in 2007 by four friends with ties to the music industry: Jensen Sussman, Liz Lee Schullo, Rebekah Lee Beard and Tara Austin who all met through the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID), an organization for young music business professionals. With the support of SOLID, the girls set out to organize an all-female, writer-in-the round benefit concert - later called Women Rock for the Cure - to help raise awareness and funds for SOLID's Race for the Cure team. Since then, WRFTC has worked to support the Greater Nashville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, raising money and increasing breast cancer awareness locally. After two amazing years of standingroom-only concerts, the founders decided to make WRFTC a non-profit organization. With the group's new status, WRFTC is pinker than ever and always rockin' to reach the organization's vision; WRFTC is committed to fighting breast cancer by utilizing the passion, creativity and strength of the entertainment industry to find inspiring ways to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville, as well as creating awareness programs for men and women of all ages. About The Breast Cancer Site
Launched in October 2000, The Breast Cancer Site provides funding for free mammograms for women in need, breast cancer research, and support for women struggling with the disease through such organizations as National Breast Cancer Foundation, Mayo Clinic (for research), Making Memories, Patient Access Network Foundation, and others. Visiting www.thebreastcancersite.com and clicking on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — lowincome, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. The Breast Cancer Site is part of the GreaterGood Network. About The National Breast Cancer Foundation www.nationalbreastcancer.org - The National Breast Cancer Foundation mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. NBCF accomplishes this mission through our initiatives, such as the National Mammography Program (NMP), Beyond the Shock educational video, MyNBCF online community, and the Early Detection Plan. NBCF programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow. About Mindy Smith www.mindysmith.net - The world first discovered Mindy Smith in 2004 with the release of her debut, One Moment More featuring the hit single “Come To Jesus” which inspired critics and artists to sing her praises and went on to sell over 300,000 copies. She recorded a haunting version of “Jolene” the first single on the Dolly Parton tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman. Her latest release, Stupid Love is Mindy’s first studio record since 2007’s My Holiday preceded by her 2006 release, Long Island Shores, which was a nod to her family and her heritage growing up in Smithtown, New York. That record prompted USA Today to hail, “Smith’s best songs sound like little miracles.” Mindy has been featured on NPR, Garrison Keillor’s A Praire Home Companion, The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, CBS Early Show’s Second Cup Café, GAC/Edge of Country and CMT. Her songs have been heard on
shows such as "Grey's Anatomy," "Smallville," "Six Feet Under" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." For further information contact: Lucy Sabini/Vanguard Records firstname.lastname@example.org 310-829-9355x137 Jena Vuylsteke/Vanguard Records email@example.com 310-829-9355x158