CMA Fest stars and other celebrities help battle against cancer with the City of Hope Softball Game.
by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
The CMA Music Fest is only a day away, June 7th, and will continue until June 10th. The festival has been a time for performers to put on concerts, hold autograph sessions, and photo ops for their fan bases. Even though most of the festival is for the fans there is one part of the festival that is dedicated to the battle against cancer with the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game. Each year the festival takes a pause from all the music to focus on helping the City of Hope’s cancer research and treatment programs. City of Hope is not only a leading organization in cancer research, but they also help with diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Celebrities have helped a lot when it comes to raising money for this charity. There have been country music stars who have participated, tv show hosts, tv actors, and others. This year’s lineup isn’t any different. The 2018 lineup includes: Lauren Alaina, Naomi Judd, Tegan Marie, Drew & Jonathan Scott from HGTV's "Property Brothers”, Megan Alexander, Adam Craig, Jay Cutler, Brandi Cyrus, Charles Esten from the tv show Nashville, and many more. The game will be held on the 9th of the festival week.
City of Hope is also recognized as a designated comprehensive cancer center, which is the highest form of recognition that can be bestowed by the National Cancer Institute. This organization is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that has research and treatment protocols that have advanced throughout the nation. The softball game helps to raise money to take a swing at cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. You don’t even have to buy a ticket to the game in order to show your support. You can make a donation at City of Hope’s website page.