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"I never thought when I was diagnosed at 5 years old, that I'd one day get the opportunity to bring support and community to others that I did not have," says Barron.
NASHVILLE, TN, April 12, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Country music artist, Ashley Barron, has teamed up with the National Scleroderma Foundation to become their celebrity ambassador. Barron, who is signed to SSM Nashville Records in Nashville, TN, has a personal connection to the foundation. At the age of 5, she was diagnosed with localized scleroderma. In 2020, Ashley's mother was diagnosed with systemic scleroderma and passed later that year. She joins the list of other celebrities whose family members have been affected by this disease including Bob Saget, Queen Latifah, and Jason Alexander.
Scleroderma is a rare disease that causes fibrosis in the skin (localized) or internal organs (systemic sclerosis) and can be life-threatening. The cause is not yet known and there is no cure. The National Scleroderma Foundation advances medical research, promotes disease awareness, and provides support and education to people with scleroderma, their families and support networks. www.scleroderma.org
"I am so honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the National Scleroderma Foundation to bring awareness to this disease," says Barron. "I never thought when I was diagnosed at 5 years old, that I'd one day get the opportunity to bring support and community to others that I did not have. I'm very excited for the future and what is to come."
"Ashley is uniquely positioned to help others affected by scleroderma find their best path forward," said National Scleroderma Foundation CEO Mary J. Wheatley. "As a talented recording artist, as a person who has scleroderma herself, and as someone who lost her mother to this disease, Ashley's compelling story can touch people in her audience who need to know about the disease and the work the National Scleroderma Foundation is doing to address it."
As an inspiration to her fans, Ashley is devoted to speaking about honest topics that affect her daily life. Originally from California before moving to Nashville, Ashley Barron has become a fan favorite, embracing her independent spirit in her writing and music. In late 2021, she released her self-titled debut album, garnering over 1 million streams thus far. Her newest single on Country Radio, "The Wind" is an encouraging anthem to keep pushing through when times are difficult as there is hope on the other side.
Barron says, "We chose 'The Wind' as the new radio single because it is an expression of hope and perseverance. When I became the ambassador for the National Scleroderma Foundation, music changed for me. Music has always been my path, however, I never knew that it could have such an impact on others. I will never give up on this fight against Scleroderma and my prayer is that 'The Wind' can be a beacon of hope for anyone going through this or any other disease."
To arrange an interview, contact Jayne Hamblin at [email protected] or 615-254-2053
ABOUT SSM NASHVILLE RECORDS
SSM NASHVILLE RECORDS is an established Music Row record label with proven success for over 15 years. Their artist roster and team have more than 40 years of experience in the music business that account for breaking many artists and for millions of records sold. SSM Nashville Records is a song-driven company that strives to establish a family atmosphere.
ABOUT NATIONAL SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION
A relentless force for people who have scleroderma, the National Scleroderma Foundation advances medical research, promotes disease awareness, and provides support and education to people with scleroderma, their families and support networks. Its highly-regarded peer-reviewed research grant program aims to discover the cause, understand the mechanisms, and overcome scleroderma forever.
To learn more about Ashley Barron, visit her website at www.ashleybarronofficial.com or follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @ashleybarronofficial. For more information on The National Scleroderma Foundation, visit their website www.scleroderma.org.
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