News Pop / Rock 12/04/2018

Erin Willett Releases New Song To Raise Funds For Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Erin Willett Releases New Song To Raise Funds For Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) Singer, songwriter and reality TV star Erin Willett will debut a new single, "Hope's Alive," at a special performance at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, in New York City on Saturday, April 14th. The song is dedicated to people fighting pancreatic cancer.

Willett, who was a semifinalist on NBC's "The Voice," and who also appeared on that network's reality show, "The Biggest Loser," lost her father to pancreatic cancer in 2011. "Hope's Alive" is an anthem of empowerment for all those who are fighting pancreatic cancer, and it honors those who have passed from the disease. Willett and fellow songwriters Elizabeth Russo and Tova Litvin will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the song to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), a worldwide leader in pancreatic cancer awareness, advocacy and research.

Their goal is to raise $1 million for the nonprofit organization.
"It's all about putting my energy into something positive," Willett said. "I can't control that my father isn't here, but I can honor his memory through my actions and the story I tell."

Pancreatic cancer has also affected the lives of "Hope's Alive" co-writers Russo and Litvin. Russo, who spearheaded the project, is caring for her father as he battles pancreatic cancer, and Litvin's mother is a five-year pancreatic cancer survivor.

"Pancreatic cancer is the world's toughest cancer with a five-year survival rate of just 9 percent," said Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, the president and CEO of PanCAN. "It is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in this country. The awareness and funds that "Hope's Alive" generates will help PanCAN in our goal to improve patient outcomes and double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. We are so grateful to Erin, Liz and Tova for their incredible support of our mission."

During the production of the music video of "Hope's Alive," Willett and songwriter Russo were joined by two dozen pancreatic cancer survivors and caregivers, who sang in the chorus.

"Don't feel helpless or hopeless," Russo told them during the recording session. "We are all here, we are all going to stick together, and we are going to make a difference with this disease."

"Hope's Alive" will be available for download on April 13th on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Tidal. Proceeds will be donated to PanCAN through December 31st, 2018.

Learn more about how lifesaving donations improve patient outcomes by reading PanCAN's Impact Report or by visiting Follow the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world's toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to improve patient outcomes today and to double survival by 2020.

Most read news of the week
Shlomo Franklin Announces Debut Release Don't Love Anybody EP Out May 18, 2018
The Quick Long Awaited Reissue "Mondo Deco" (Expanded Edition) Is Pure Pop From A Post Glam, Pre-Punk World, Out June 1 From Real Gone
Cardi B, J Balvin, Karol G, Quavo And Ricky Martin Confirmed To Perform At The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards On April 26
No Fun At All Shares New Single 'The Humdrum Way'
Hip-Hop Legend Busta Rhymes To Headline Heineken House At Coachella
Ne-Yo Releases New Video 'Push Back' Ft. Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don
Phoenix Rising Release Official Music Video For "Lights Out"
Hackers Deface Drake, Chris Brown, Luis Fonsi & Justin Bieber Music Videos
Nile Rodgers & Chic Complete Line-Up For Greenwich Music Time 2018
Neje's Peter And The Wolf With Giacomo Gates Presented In A Jazz Format
Gwen Stefani Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency "Gwen Stefani - Just A Girl" At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Varese Sarabande Records To Release The 'Timeless' Original TV Soundtrack
Meet Madison Ryan Debut Single/Video "Paranoid" Out Now
Camila Cabello Premieres New Song 'Sangria Wine'!
Makeout On The Final Run Of Vans Warped Tour, Presented By Journeys (6/21-8/5)

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0086989 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0081408023834229 secs
Members Area
Latest charts