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Child4Child – Young Singers Worldwide Unite For New Childhood Cancer Single
Monday January 11, 2016 | Abby White, WE C Hope CEO
Children of the World, we invite YOU to Raise Your Voices together in song for all children with cancer.
Some of the most famous singing kids on YouTube are forming a supergroup to raise awareness of childhood cancer, and they want the children of the world to join in.
At www.child4child.com, children can sing and record the chorus of the song, which will be released on Feb. 15th, 2016 – International Childhood Cancer Day. The song, “We Are One”, has been created by Christophe Beck, the composer for Disney’s smash hit Frozen.
Childhood Cancer International (CCI) is an umbrella organization currently representing 180 parent-led childhood cancer organizations in 90 countries. WE C Hope is a member of CCI through our membership of the UK Childhood Cancer Parents Alliance, where our CEO, Abby White, also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees.
On January 11th, CCI launched Child4Child, its first global initiative in which member organizations join forces to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
250,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and more than 90,000 die, making cancer the number one non-communicable disease-related cause of death among children worldwide.
Childhood Cancer International has teamed up with some of the most talented singing kids on YouTube, many of them famous for their appearances on talent shows such as America’s Got Talent, The Voice Kids Australia and Britain’s Got Talent. Their performances have together reached over 300 million views on YouTube.
Frozen Composer Inspired by “Challenging Assignment”
Christophe Beck, internationally acclaimed composer of the music in Disney’s film Frozen, has been challenged by this unique creative project. He wanted to support children with cancer by composing a song that would bring people together and inspire children to get involved in helping others.
Reflecting on his experience composing “We Are One”, he said: “I’ve composed the scores to over a hundred films, including Hollywood blockbusters such as The Hangover, Ant-Man, and The Peanuts Movie. But this has by far been one of my most challenging assignments. Luckily I had my daughter Sophie by my side, a talented and precocious musician and songwriter herself, along with lyricist David Goldsmith, who wrote some beautiful words to inspire us. The three of us have been working on the song together and I am extraordinarily pleased with the results.”
Be a Star for Kids With Cancer – Join the Chorus and Share Hope!
Children are invited to record the chorus of the song at www.child4child.com. On February 15th, International Childhood Cancer Day, the song will be released on music streaming platforms such as Spotify and iTunes. The song’s chorus will contain all voices recorded on the website.
Visitors to the Child4Child website can spin the globe and listen to/watch contributions from children all over the world. By pressing the “Record the chorus” button, children will be taken to a recording tool where they can sing the chorus of “We Are One.” The words of the chorus will appear on screen during the recording, and they are also included below.
We Care, We Share – We Are One for All Children With Cancer!
“With the song ”We Are One” we wish to honour all children of the world, particularly those in their courageous battle against cancer,” says Carmen Auste, the current Chair of CCI and the mother of a childhood cancer survivor.
Most children with cancer die due to late diagnosis and poor access to care, especially in developing countries. When children survive, the journey to cure is often harrowing with lifelong negative physical and psychological effects for the whole family. Much investment is urgently needed to improve outcomes for all children with cancer around the world.
Child4Child brings children together as one through song to raise awareness and give other children hope of life free from cancer. Child4Child Ambassadors are Alexa Curtis (winner of The Voice Kids Australia 2014, Livvy Stubenrauch (the voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), Robbie Firmin (Britain’s Got Talent) and Aaralyn O’Neil (America’s Got Talent).
Hope is a strong medicine every child and family needs when they walk the path of childhood cancer. Children’s voices raised in song have infinite capacity to lift the human spirit. This is a bright, bold initiative giving children a wonderful opportunity to shine while helping others live.
Sing and Share Hope!
So don’t delay! If your child loves to sing and perform, this is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a potentially global hit with incredible power to heal.
Watch this short video below, then click through to www.child4child.com with your child and see how easily they can add their voice to the chorus of hope for all children with cancer around the world.
Together, WE C Hope and We Are One against childhood cancer!