Lynchburg woman, breast cancer patient gets VIP treatment at Jason Aldean concert

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) -- A Lynchburg woman gets the VIP treatment at Thursday night's Jason Aldean concert at the Berglund Center.

Leecy Fink, a wife, mother and stage four breast cancer patient was chosen to be part of a special meet and greet with the country music star. She was also treated to a small private acoustic show before the concert.

Aldean has been a supporter of Susan G. Komen since he lost a friend to breast cancer at the age of 29 in 2004, according to Komen Virginia Blue Ridge director Catherine Turner.

This year, Aldean is honoring one survivor and her guest at concerts along his We Were Here Tour.

"I don't know if most people realize this or not but he has given over $2 million to Susan G Coleman which for me is just unbelievable because that to me means research dollars that help cure my cancer cancer. It means awareness it means mammograms for people that can't afford them. I'm excited to say thank you."

Fink says it was awesome to get a break from chemo and have a night out with her husband, kids and Aldean.

"I take chemo three out of four weeks every month so I spend out of time, unfortunately in bed. I spend a lot of time not able to do the things that I like to do so for us to have a week off from chemo on a Thursday night at a Jason Aldean concert and then a weekend to spend with her family following the concert, that's what's most important."

Aldean dedicated his 2011 Roanoke concert to Komen, Turner said, donating $315,000 to the affiliate.

Mark your calendars. This year's Race for The Cure is April 9th.

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