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Kellie Pickler Shaves Head For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Summer Holt Miller and Kellie Pickler. (Photo Courtesy: Russ Harrington) Summer Holt Miller and Kellie Pickler. (Photo Courtesy: Russ Harrington)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer Kellie Pickler shaved her head to bring awareness to the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Pickler buzzed her head Tuesday alongside childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, who was 36 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. She had a family history of breast cancer and requested a mammogram from her doctor, leading to the early detection of a tumor.

Miller underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy on Thursday.

"Cancer does not discriminate," Pickler said.

"If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it," Miller echoed.

To read more about Miller's journey, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/summermiller/journal.

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