Healing Power Of Music Helps Cancer Patients, Accellerates Research In Songs For Life Contest


Musicians and cancer patients are coming together to raise money for early-stage cancer research in a new music contest called Songs For Life. This new contest aims to use the healing power of music to create an inspiring album for cancer patients while funding exciting cross-cancer clinical trials. Songs For Life founder Jenny Ahlstrom and three Songs For Life music donors will perform at the Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center in Los Angeles on Monday, November 17 for cancer survivors, caregivers and family members. Cancer survivor Patricia Bahia will lead a “circlesongs” session (a collaborative improvisational circle singing technique developed by Bobby McFerrin). 

About the Songs For Life Contest
Songs For Life is a new music contest to provide inspiring music patients to listen to during cancer treatment and to simultaneously fund new cancer research. To enter the Songs For Life contest, artists are asked to submit their original or cover song on www.songsforlife.org between now and November 20, 2014. The top 20 most popular songs as determined by Facebook likes by November 30 will be reviewed by the Songs For Life judging panel, which includes YouTube sensations ThePianoGuys, Jessie Funk, Kenz Hall and musicians who are cancer survivors. Winners will be announced on December 15, 2014 and will receive up to $2,000 towards recording studio fees for a professional version of their song at Soularium Studios near Salt Lake City, Utah if needed. The final Songs For Life CD/album will be released in February 2015 and all proceeds will be donated to the CrowdCare Foundation to fund promising early-stage cancer clinical trials. To learn more: www.songsforlife.org, @songsforlifecc