Interview: Country Singer Wade Hayes Talks Comeback From Colon Cancer
You may not recognize his name, but that is because Wade Hayes was at the height of his country music career with Billboard hits and a promising road ahead when he was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. Like so many people facing a cancer diagnosis, he had to put his life on hold.
Fortunately, Wade is now disease free. He has decided to use his personal experience to raise awareness about this disease with his new release “Go Live Your Life,” an emotional song that he wrote after his oncologist told him he no longer had any evidence of disease. The song summarizes Wade’s attitude and outlook for the future.
According to the 2015 American Cancer Society report, from 2007 to 2011, incidence rates declined 4.3% per year among adults 50 years of age and older, but increased by 1.8% per year among adults younger than age 50. Wade Hayes was 42-years-old when he was diagnosed.
Through a partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance and Genentech, for every download of “Go Live Your Life” purchased on iTunes, a donation of a $1 (up to $50K) will be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance Blue Note Fund, a non-profit that supports advanced colorectal cancer patients who are currently in treatment.
In a recent phone interview, Wade Hayes shared more details about his journey from diagnosis to living cancer-free, and how he hopes that his new song and album ‘Go Live Your Live’ will help to inspire others who may be facing similar difficulties and life challenges to stay strong.
Take a look at the interview below.
To learn more, visit the National Cancer Institute website. Also be sure to purchase Wade Hayes new song ‘Go Live Your Life’ on iTunes below.