By Beville Dunkerley
Filed under: ExclusiveKellie Pickler
has raised a lot of money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer over the years. On top of her involvement with several fundraisers and events, like the special "Opry Goes Pink" show, the singer-songwriter went so far as to shave her head last year, in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who is battling the devastating disease.
When The Boot caught up with the singer-songwriter in between "Dancing With the Stars" rehearsals, she was happy to report that Summer is doing much better. "She's finished with the harsh chemo, and she's doing a milder type of chemo for a couple of months," Kellie told us. "Then, hopefully we'll be able to put all of this behind us and go on a vacation somewhere. I want to take her to a beach and just sit in the sun and worry about nothing."