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When Craig Campbell
and Alan Jackson
took the stage last night at the Ryman Auditorium for the Colon Cancer Alliance's 5th annual Stars Go Blue benefit, it was more than just a chance to help a worthy cause, it was very personal. When Craig was just 11, his father died of colon cancer at age 36. For Alan and Denise Jackson, this spring marks two years since she finished treatment and was declared cancer free after battling the disease with chemo and radiation.
Backstage before the show, the couple talked to reporters about the harrowing experience. "You've just got to be there for them," Alan said when asked what advice he'd give spouses helping their loved ones fight the disease. "Be supportive. That's just what she needed was somebody to lean on."