MARTINA MCBRIDE & FRIENDS KICKOFF BAND AGAINST

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - SEPTEMBER 16:  Martina McBride performs onstage during Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour at Verizon Theater on September 16, 2016 in Grand Prairie, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Big Machine Label Group)

NASHVILLE, TN (September 19, 2016)This weekend, Martina McBride and friends opened a string of dates for Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour with concerts in Dallas (9/16) and Austin (9/17) to help connect those facing cancer with community-based resources and support close to home.  Special guests Thompson Square, Cassadee Pope and Hudson Moore joined the series, which also offers on-site activations to join the national movement and specifically contributes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Big Machine Label Group and the Sarah Cannon Institute have partnered to bring opportunities such as this for cancer patients to share their stories and connect with others fighting the disease.

The Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour will head to San Antonio, TX on September 21 and Denver, CO on October 8 before culminating with a special performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on October 26. For more information, visit www.BandAgainstCancer.com.