Craig Campbell Hosts Celebrity Cornhole Challenge

Event Raises Money To Fight Colorectal Cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Craig Campbell's Celebrity Cornhole Challenge has raised more than 300-thousand dollars to help Fight Colorectal Cancer, and on Tuesday, the stars gathered for the 6th straight year to raise even more money and awareness.

For Craig Campbell, it's a cause close to his heart. He lost his father to the disease when he was just 11 years old. 

"The initial thought was to honor my dad, my dad was 36 when he died with colon cancer," Campbell said of the event. "At the same time, I wanted to be able to use my platform to bring awareness to colorectal cancer and the fact that colon cancer is super preventable."

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, taking the lives of more than 50,000 people every year.

Because the issue is so apparent, and because so many artists love Campbell and want to help him any way they can, it's no problem getting big stars to participate. 

"Raising money and raising awareness is our collective No. 1 goal, but to do it in this way and to have so much fun doing it is the perfect mix," Country Music artist Brett Kissel said. 

Artists such as Jerrod Niemann, Lindsay Ell, Walker Hayes, Russell Dickerson, Tegan Marie, LOCASH, and many others attended the event. 

The hope is early detection through colonoscopies can help save lives. 

Campbell said he wants the stigma surrounding colonoscopies to be thrown out the window, because if it can save lives, it's worth it. 

All of the money raised at the event went to Fight Colorectal Cancer

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