Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado, More To Perform At Breast Cancer Benefit

Women Rock! Girls & Guitars to air October 26 on Lifetime.

Mary J. Blige, Nelly Furtado and the Dixie Chicks will headline the second

annual Women Rock! Girls & Guitars breast cancer benefit in Los Angeles

in October.

The show will be taped on October 18 at the Wiltern Theater and air as a

two-hour special October 26 on Lifetime, the network said Tuesday.

India.Arie, Pat Benatar, Emmylou Harris, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Shea Seger

will also perform at the event. "The West Wing" star Allison Janney has been

tapped to host.

Women Rock! Girls & Guitars, which is sponsored by Marie Claire

magazine, is part of Lifetime's ongoing campaign, Our Lifetime Commitment:

Stop Breast Cancer for Life. Proceeds from the event will go to the National

Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations and the National Breast Cancer

Coalition, Lifetime said.

Last year's Women Rock! saw Destiny's Child, Sheryl Crow, Melissa

Etheridge, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, Cyndi Lauper and Amy Grant perform

at the Wiltern.

Nine days after Lifetime's concert is filmed, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan

Jenkins will host a breast cancer benefit show at the Greek Theater in Los

Angeles with performances by Billy Corgan, Deftones and Sugar Ray (see "Third Eye Blind Frontman Plans All-Star Breast Cancer Benefit").