Captain Sandy Yawn from Below Deck Mediterranean will join Dolly Parton when she appears at Nashville’s Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye benefit concert in Oct. Breast cancer hits home for both Parton and Yawn. In 2020, Parton released a special single, “Pink,” which she refers to as a song of hope. And Yawn’s girlfriend Leah Shafer recently faced a health scare.
What does Dolly Parton’s breast cancer song symbolize to her?
Parton said the song “Pink” symbolizes hope. “This is such a beautiful song of hope. I’m honored to join with these powerful women to help support Susan G. Komen’s life-saving work,” she shared. Other artists on the song include Sara Evans, Monica, Jordin Sparks, and Rita Wilson. The song was written and performed to help aid breast cancer research.
Being a champion for the breast cancer cause isn’t new for Parton. She’s become a healthcare hero, donating $1 million to coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine research. “I just felt so proud to have been part of that little seed money that will hopefully grow into something great and help to heal this world,” she told BBC. “I’m a very proud girl today to know I had anything at all to do with something that’s going to help us through this crazy pandemic.”