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Trisha Yearwood has always looked for ways to honor her mother and support cancer research and care. Four years ago she lost her mother to breast cancer. Now, Yearwood has found a way to honor her mom through her business ventures.
“No matter who I’ve partnered with business-wise, I’ve always looked for the personal element in it.” Yearwood says.
With her newest line of cooking products (to accompany her recent cookbook) she teamed up with JC Penny for a launch event that inspired many of her fans.
Cooking recipes from Yearwood’s book Trisha’s Table, all the guests at the event were survivors of cancer. Held at her beautiful home in Berntwood, Tennessee, the women shared their stories of loss and triumph at a huge farmhouse-style table.
“This is a day of honor for me,” Yearwood told the women, as they gathered in her kitchen. “You’re here today because I know your story. Everybody at this table has been touched…” the singer trailed off, wiping a tear before being able to continue. “I lost my mom four years ago…we’re all in it together.”
Penney’s has raised $1 million for breast cancer research in October 2015 and has also donated $25,000 to Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, where Yearwood’s mom had received care.
“An event like this, my mom would have eaten it up,” the singer said in a recent interview. “To meet these women and hear their stories and get the chance to tell her story, she would have enjoyed it so much.”
Check out the video of Yearwood’s ultra-inspiring song “Prizefighter” below!
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