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CINCINNATI - The song "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" has become an anthem for women with breast cancer, so it was inspiring, or as Cris Collinsworth likes to say, "awesome," to have the artist, Martina McBride, perform live at today's annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon.
McBride started her show with the song, "This Ones For the Girls." That's what the day was all about: Girl-power, supporting the survivors and raising money for the cure.
"I find a song like 'This One's For the Girls' or 'I''m Gonna Love You Through It,' it's just moves me as a performer and as a woman," said McBride.
Thursday was also about raising money for the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Foundation to help local women fighting the cancer.
There was an auction, there's was catching up and there was definitely some dazzling in denim.
"There's a lot of sister hood, a lot. Every year it's different and to have martini here is really special," said Pam Steiner. She was attending the luncheon with her friends.
The Pink Ribbon Luncheons have raised over $2 million. This money stays local and is used for helping low income women get mammograms.
McBride is mother of three girls and she feels strongly about using her voice as a platform to make a difference.
"This past year I have met so many brave survivors and their families and friends heard so many stories, made a real connection. It's made the song come alive for me. It just made me want to do something to make difference," said McBride.
McBride performed "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" on Good Morning America for Robin Roberts before her bone marrow transplant last month.
"To be there for her and and be part of her support system was really great," said McBride.
That song was the perfect finale, as she sang right to the hearts of local survivors and the supporters.
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