Thursday, September 6, 2012
Kellie Pickler Shaves Head To Support Friend
Country music and former American Idol star Kellie Pickler has been creating quite a stir after shaving off all of her hair.
For those who don’t know or remember 26 year old Kellie Pickler is an American country music artist who has released 3 great albums ( Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, and 100 Proof) and has made various television appearances. She began as a contestant on the 5th season of the big Fox reality show American Idol, finishing in sixth place. While on the show she was often compared to Jessica Simpson, due to her “[...]southern style and ditzy demeanor”. A year after the show ended, she was signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Recordings as a recording artist. In 2012, she was ranked as the 14th best American Idol alumna.
Kellie is known for her kind heart and her many philanthropic works (St. Jude’s, Hurricane Katrina, USO tours, etc); and Kellie shaving her head is just yet another example of her humongous heart. Kellie chose to cut her lovely locks to show support for one of her best childhood friends, Summer Miller, who is currently battling breast cancer. Summer (age 35) is starting her chemotherapy treatments today and Kellie who often refers to Miller as her “sister” decided to cut her hair along with her friend before the first treatment.
Pickler explained that Summer is only 35, and stated that aside from helping her friend through a tough time, she wanted to spread the message that early detection is key when it comes to cancer. “Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler said in a statement to ABC News.
I commend Kellie on her powerful showing of solidarity and hope that this will encourage people to put their health first and go to the doctors and get checked. Good Luck to Summer and all of those suffering from any form of cancer.
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