Monday, October 15, 2007
– Garth Brooks will team with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer organization, with the release of the Pink Edition of "Garth Brooks: The Ultimate Hits."
The pink version of the hits package, which drops Nov. 6, will be devoted to the Komen charity and available from Komen's online Promise Shop, at www.komen.org/garth.
From each Pink Edition sold, $10 will go to Komen with the collection being sold for $15 at the web site.
The 3-disc set contains 30 classics, 3 new songs and a bonus track on 2 audio CDs. The set also includes a DVD with 33 videos including new and never-before-seen footage. Additionally, the album will feature important breast health and breast cancer information along with an instructional card on breast self-examination.
P>"Through the release of this very special - and very pink - edition of The Ultimate Hits, Garth Brooks is actively joining Susan G. Komen for the Cure in our promise to end breast cancer forever," said breast cancer survivor Hala Moddelmog, Komen for the Cure's president and chief executive officer.
"We're excited about the potential from this relationship, and we're grateful that Garth is featuring important breast health and breast cancer information from Komen with the album. Through this example of his artistry and generosity, Garth is giving Komen a unique opportunity to raise significant dollars and reach millions of people, ultimately helping us to save lives."
Brooks said he was inspired to participate after watching his wife, Trisha Yearwood, train for and participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event challenges participants to walk 60 miles over 3 days to benefit Komen and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.
Brooks said making the album was "a heck of a lot easier than me trying to walk 60 miles."
Producing and packaging the limited Pink Edition of his album with its distinct design and messaging, he said, was a way he could contribute to saving lives and searching for the cures for breast cancer.