Kellie Pickler’s new hairstyle is turning a lot of heads. Tuesday, she shaved her head bald along with her childhood friend Summer Holt Miller, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The 26-year old American Idol alum and her BFF went under the razor to raise awareness for breast cancer.
“Cancer does not discriminate,” says Pickler.
“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,” Miller adds. At the age of 36, she just underwent a double mastectomy and will begin chemotherapy today.
Pickler took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the day and push followers to see her brave bald head unveiled on Good Morning America yesterday morning. She tweeted, “It’s been a great life-changing day.”
According to Susan G. Komen, there will be an estimated 226,870 new cases of breast cancer reported in women in 2012.