On Saturday night, a benefit concert will take the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, to help raise money for breast cancer research and early detection.
The event is being co-hosted by Local 10's Constance Jones and radio personality Tamara Gant from Coast FM.
The event is designed to raise money while doing something fun. The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment have pulled together a collection of artists from a variety of genres for a concert series called "Women Who Jam".
Jones has a personal connection to the cause. Her paternal grandmother died from breast cancer at a young age. Lela Jones was just 45-years-old when she died in 1974.
Statistics show that women of color are twice as likely to die from breast cancer because they are diagnosed too late. That was the case for Jones' grandmother. "My grandmother might be with me today if she would have gone to the doctor sooner," said Jones.
Family history can be a big part of a woman's risk, but so is early detection.
Tickets for the show, called "Save the Twinz: Live PINK!", will help raise money. Ticket prices range from $30 and $45. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
October is breast cancer awareness month.