Kellie Pickler's Bold Gesture: Going Bald For a Friend With Breast Cancer

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Sep 10, 2012

American Idol alumni and country star Kellie Pickler made a big gesture for her best friend facing breast cancer after shaving her head in solidarity. Pickler, known for her wavy blonde hair and being at the receiving end of Simon Cowell’s “dumb-blonde” jokes, made the move to buzz off the blonde as a way to support her friend, Summer Holt Miller, and raise awareness about breast cancer.

Pickler and Miller recently appeared in a video clip for Good Morning America showing off their new look and People that Pickler later Tweeted it was a “life-changing day”. Miller and Pickler went in for the buzz cuts before Miller was scheduled to have chemotherapy treatments. Pickler explains in a statement that “Cancer does not discriminate.” And Miller adds, “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.”

Many people in there 30’s feel like they are too young to have breast cancer, luckily for Miller she had a feeling something wasn’t right and took the initiative to go in for an early mammogram. Miller, who is 36 and has a family history of breast cancer, was diagnosed after insisting on a mammogram prior to feeling a lump on her breast during a routine self-examination.

What do you think of Kellie Pickler’s gesture for her best friend suffering breast cancer? Would you make a similar gesture for your best friend or loved one?

Do you think Pickler and Miller’s message will inspire more young women to be proactive about their breast health?

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rejw2004 by rejw2004 | AURORA, IL
Sep 12, 2012

Kelly is absolutely wonderful..what a friend and supporter! who could ask for anything more.

QueenKathy7301 by QueenKathy7301 | Cleveland, OH
Sep 11, 2012

Wish more of the celebs would make headlines like this. This is such a positive and uplifting story.

alwaysblabbing by alwaysblabbing | RACELAND, LA
Sep 10, 2012

I think Kelly is AMAZING for doing this. I liked her since she was on American Idol you could tell she was sweetheart and this just proves it.

sherrybaby by sherrybaby | wilmington, DE
Sep 10, 2012

What an amazing thing for a friend to do. Inspiring!

KristinaS by KristinaS | Celina, TX
Sep 10, 2012

What an AWESOME friend! I think its sweet when husbands do it for their wives but to see this gesture done by a girl friend is huge!

dj6217 by dj6217 | SEMINOLE, FL
Sep 10, 2012


cocoabella by cocoabella | EL PASO, TX
Sep 10, 2012

What a great friend Kelly was to her g/f, showing support by shaving off her own hair! Now that is true friendship. I don't know if I would have that much nerve, but I think I would do it for a close friend. Of course it helps to have such a beautiful face as Kelly's to be able to wear a buzz cut.

danRoss by danRoss | miami, FL
Sep 10, 2012

Hi, I m also newbie..your most welcome to this community. Hope you will stay over here for long time with us...... Cheers!