The country music icon has joined forces with Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans for For “PINK”, a new single released in the midst of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“Pink” is such a beautiful song of hope, especially during #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. I’m honored to join with these powerful women to help support @SusanGKomen's life-saving work 💗 https://t.co/XF6GmnKVfv pic.twitter.com/UyQp37CE5H
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) October 21, 2020
The new song was produced and co-written by Victoria Shaw, the singer/songwriter/producer behind such hits as Garth Brooks’ “The River”, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s “Nobody Wants to be Lonely”, and others.
“This is such a beautiful song of hope,” said Parton. “I’m honoured to join with these powerful women to help support Susan G. Komen’s life-saving work.”
“Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among African-American women! My goal is to change that,” added Monica. “My life and loved ones have been directly impacted by this disease and I want us all to live in a world without breast cancer. Let’s make pink just another colour.”
“As a younger woman, I know that breast cancer can still be a possibility,” said Jordin Sparks. “Through all of us working together, we can change the future so that younger generations never have to face breast cancer. This song paints a vision of when that day comes.”
“The song is not just for someone who is a survivor or going through breast cancer treatment, it is for anyone who loves someone who has been impacted by breast cancer,” added Rita Wilson, a breast cancer survivor herself. “That’s what I love about the song.”
“After performing at the Opry Goes Pink last year, I’m thrilled to be supporting Susan G. Komen again this year in a very big way,” said Sara Evans. “There is something magical that happens when women band together to have a positive impact on the world for our sisters and our daughters.”
The foundation’s CEO Paula Schneider, who is also a breast cancer survivor, added: “In a single moment, a person’s life changes forever — there is life before breast cancer, and life after. We are extremely honored that these powerful women have lent their time and talents to help us advance our mission and give a moment of hope to everyone impacted by breast cancer. Together, we will save lives and get closer to a world without breast cancer.”