Jake Owen Raises Big Money for Kids With Cancer
Jake Owen is used to headlining shows all over the country, but the singer recently took the stage for a very special concert to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
The singer performed at the Kids Cancer Alliance Concert for the Cause in Louisville, Ky. earlier this month, along with Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Paul Overstreet, Scotty Emerick and several other stars. The show raised more than $200,000, with the proceeds benefiting the Kids Cancer Alliance, a non-profit that provides programs for children battling cancer, as well as their families, completely free.
Owen, who is the proud father of one-year-old Pearl, knows how devastating cancer can be for a family. His own father was diagnosed with the disease last year, but is thankfully now cancer-free. Still, the singer admits the experience changed him.
“There are things I want to be better at now. There are things I want to do to be a better human being and a better father,” he tells The Boot. “I just look at things a little bit differently, and work harder to set a better example, not only for my wife and child, but also for the people around me, so they can see me as a serious father, and not someone who is taking having a child for granted. It’s a big deal to me.”
To make a donation to Kids Cancer Alliance, click here.
Owen will kick off his own Days of Gold Tour in March. See all of his upcoming shows here.