By Sarah Weiss
October is prime time for pumpkin spiced lattes and candy corn overdoses, but the month is even more significant for its dedication to cancer awareness. In addition to planning your stand-out Halloween costume, check out Katy Perry’s “We Can Survive Concert” sponsored by Citi, on October 23, at the Hollywood Bowl. Perry along with her superstar friends Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara and Kacey Musgraves, are set to perform at an epic charity concert benefitting the Young Survival Coalition, which provides valuable resources and support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer.
“These are all very powerful women that I really respect and look up to,” Perry told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP, “and I wanted them to come together to promote this supportive message and have a fantastic night full of great music. There’s so many great acts in this lineup. And I get to play a lot of songs off the record that will have come out the night before.”
The Young Survival Coalition is a global organization that offers resources and outreach programs to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Contrary to popular belief, young women do get breast cancer, and die more frequently from it than any other type of cancer.
Perry’s fourth studio album, Prism, is set to be released the day before the We Can Survive concert. Her latest No. 1 single, “Roar,” will undoubtedly tie the concert together with its message of strength overcoming adversity.
All proceeds from the benefit concert ticket sales will be donated to support the Youth Survival Coalition.