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VICC to benefit from upcoming Kenny Chesney concert at Auburn

Mar. 31, 2016, 12:32 PM

The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation (CSC) has named Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as one of the beneficiaries of funds raised at the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest.

The concert to be held Saturday, April 23, marks the kickoff for singer Kenny Chesney’s 2016 tour and will be held at Jordan-Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University in Alabama. This will be the first stadium concert ever held at the 75-year-old football venue.

The late Kevin Brown and his wife, Stacy, co-founders of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, with entertainer Kenny Chesney (right).

The only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the last 25 Years, Chesney will be joined by six-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, Grammy-nominated newcomer Sam Hunt and breakout band Old Dominion.

The mission of Music & Miracles Superfest is to bring the biggest entertainers in America to one of the most notable venues in the Southeast. Proceeds from the concert will be targeted to fighting cancer and feeding the hungry.

“Music & Miracles Superfest was Kevin’s dream, said Stacy Brown, president and co-founder of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, who lost her husband, Kevin Brown, (co-founder of CSC) to cancer last November. “While in the midst of his battle against cancer, Kevin chose not to ask, ‘why me?,’ but rather ‘why not?’ He asked, ‘Why not start a Foundation? Why not have a concert at Jordan-Hare Stadium? Why not ask Kenny Chesney to play it? And why not try and raise a million dollars in a single day to give to those who are in need?’ Kevin will have the best seat in the house to watch this dream come true on April 23.”

The CSC Foundation was established by the Browns in June 2014. As the founders of the Chicken Salad Chick restaurant concept, they knew early on they would have the opportunity to positively impact many lives. The foundation focuses on two initiatives: fighting cancer and feeding the hungry.

The CSC Foundation board identified VICC, one of the top 10 cancer centers in America in grant support, to be one of the concert beneficiaries. As a leader in new discoveries in cancer research, VICC’s world-renowned team of experts provides an integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care, including treatment, research, support, education and outreach.

“We are so honored to be named one of the beneficiaries of this one-of-a-kind concert,” said Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Science Research and Shared Resources at VICC. “We thank Stacy Brown and the entire CSC Foundation and board for their belief in the innovative work being done at VICC. We wake up every day and dream big as we strive to make landmark discoveries and breakthroughs in cancer research. Our goals align perfectly with Kevin Brown’s legacy and the mission of Music & Miracles.”

For more information about the Music & Miracles Superfest, visit www.MusicAndMiracles.com. For details about the CSC Foundation, visit www.chickensaladchick.com/foundation.

 

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