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Concert for caner awareness

    By, Stephanie Foo

    Student Life Editor

    In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, popular singers banded together on October 21, 2017 at the fifth annual We Can Survive concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

      Hosted by CBS Radio, the We Can Survive concert began in 2013 as an annual campaign to recognize survivors of breast cancer and has been growing ever since. The lineup for the concert this year includes Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, Kesha, and Harry Styles to name a few.

      In an article by, Chris Oliviero, CBS Radio executive VP of programming stated, “To celebrate the show’s fifth anniversary we’ve assembled our biggest-ever lineup at the legendary Hollywood Bowl.”

      As the first act of the night, R&B singer Khalid opened the show with his hit song, “Location” that had fans swaying to the music. 


    Following Khalid were artists such as country singer Sam Hunt, Sam Smith, Kesha, and Harry Styles.

      However, one of the most memorable moments of the night was when former One Direction member and solo artists Niall Horan greeted the audience as the concert’s special guest. Although Horan did not join Styles to sing “What Makes you Beautiful”, Horan riled up the crowd with his solo songs.



      Pink then ended the concert with a five-song set, performing ballads such as “What About Us” and an uplifting anthem like “Raise Your Glass”.

      Along with performances, many celebrities took the time to make tributes to survivors and share survivor stories.

      “My grandmother died from breast cancer, and my mother is currently battling it,” stated one of the concertgoers, Vanessa Tiana to the Daily News. “To see these artists and so many people come together in support is a great thing. I’m happy to be supporting such a good cause.”

    The event in collaboration with the Young Survival Coalition shared information about the disease, bringing attention to the cause.

      Founded in 1998, the Young Survival Coalition is an organization dedicated to offering young women diagnosed with breast cancer the resources, guidance, and support needed to overcome the disease. The organization was started by Joy Simba, Lanita Moss, Roberta Levy Schwartz who were diagnosed with breast cancer themselves and disappointed at the lack of assistance available to girls like them.

      To further support the fight against breast cancer, for every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the Young Survival Fund for breast cancer research.

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