Sheryl Crow Sings at Breast Cancer Luncheon
Singer Sheryl Crow lent her voice to a luncheon honoring breast cancer survivors, according to CatholicPhilly.com. The event took place in mid-November and recognized the journey of 30 women who survived the disease.
Crow is a breast cancer survivor herself, which is why she took part in the empowering program. The luncheon was held at Triumph Brewery in New Hope, Pa. The celebration was organized by St. Mary Medical Center and the 92.5 WXTU radio station. Both work to raise breast cancer awareness. St. Mary offers a full range of breast cancer services, including diagnosis and the subsequent treatment.
Crow has been an advocate for breast cancer causes even before she was diagnosed in 2006. She underwent minimally invasive surgery for an early stage form of the disease and six weeks of radiation therapy, according to Time magazine. She is now cancer-free. Because she became aware of her breast cancer during a routine breast exam, Crow now campaigns to express the importance of regularly scheduled mammograms. The National Cancer Institute recommends women get a mammogram every one to two years.