Some of the most prominent artists are taking the small screen to spread awareness about cancer and early screening. LeAnn Rimes has been an advocate for cancer causes for a long time, spreading awareness and fighting the disease with music and compassion.
In 2008, she sang along on the song “Just Stand Up” to raise money for the American Association for Cancer Research and Stand Up to Cancer. Rimes joined 15 of the hottest female singers to sing the charity tune live during a television special.
Last year, she used her angelic voice for a worthy cause once again. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Rally Health launched a series of public service announcements featuring LeAnn Rimes, comedian Anthony Anderson, actress Felicity Huffman and comedian Martin Short.
The public awareness videos are a part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and proactive cancer screenings. LeAnn advises women to get a mammogram, singing over charming strings in the PSA video for a song called “Treasured Chest.”
Actor Anthony Anderson joins Rimes for background vocals, adding a light dose of humor to the heavy subject. The campaign is reminding people about the importance of early detection and regular breast cancer screening through beautiful music and humor.
The goal is for people to visit GetScreenedNow and pledge to get screened. You will find out which cancer screenings they recommend for you based on your gender and age. You can also find out how to lower the risks for certain types of cancer.
“I’m honored to help Stand Up To Cancer and Rally increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screenings,” Rimes says for E-News. “It’s important to know your risks for cancer, especially breast cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for U.S. women. By taking the pledge, you are also taking a step toward prevention and early detection—which are both keys in the fight against cancer.”
LeAnn rose to stardom at the age of 13. She was the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker in 1972. Her debut album, Blue, was her breakthrough in country music. It reached No. 1 in the Top Country Albums chart, and the Recording Industry Association of America certified it as multi-platinum in sales.
Her first single, “Blue,” became a hit and LeAnn reached national recognition and popularity for her similarity to Patsy Cline’s vocal style, and she has had a brilliant career ever since.
Rimes has won multiple awards, including three ACMs, two Grammys, 12 Billboard Music Awards, a CMA, and an American Music award. With ten studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits, you cannot deny her success as an artist. However, her talent is not the only fantastic thing about LeAnn. Her philanthropic activities and continuous involvement in cancer awareness campaigns show that she isn’t only a great singer, but a great human, too.
Over the last two decades of her career, LeAnn Rimes has supported many foundations, organizations, and charities. She belongs to the group of amazing artists who make real change through creativity, love, and compassion.