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Kathy Ireland launches the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s “Music Funds the Cure” program | News

TAMPA, Florida., March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer, is launching “Music Funds the Cure” to support the 43 children diagnosed daily with a pediatric cancer. The supermodel turned super mogul Kathy Irelandwho holds the NPCF International Youth Chair, proclaims the relevance of merging the joy of music to support the fight against childhood cancer.

Music is something everyone enjoys, and cancer is something everyone despises. Engaging people to share their passion for music and aligning it with raising awareness and fundraising to support pediatric cancer research is the intent of “Music Funds the Cure”. “We are delighted to join Kathy Ireland and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, to raise our voices and talents for this amazing organization for children battling cancer. This is our third year supporting Kathy, as the NPCF’s International Youth Chair, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to be involved in such a meaningful way,” said eight-time award winners. Grammy Awards, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.heralded as the ‘first pop and soul couple’, stars of the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Summer of Soul’ directed by Questlove, and recording artists, including latest album, ‘Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons’ on EE1 BMG , produced by Nicholas Mendozareturned the duo to the Billboard charts after an absence of more than 40 years.

“Research funding will help save the lives of children battling cancer,” says Kathy Irelandwhose label, EE1 (under music giant BMG), has recently returned music icons Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. topped the album charts with their first studio album in over thirty years, Lennon-McCartney Icons. “Music Funds the Cure offers people a variety of ways to get involved. Artists and businesses can donate a percentage of their profits for their products or services. Musicians of all ages can post a donation link on their social networks and challenge their network to listen to their music and donate to the NPCF,” adds the philanthropist.

Orpheus Academy of Music Austin, TX, is currently raising funds from students demonstrating their skills to their network and asking for support for their classmate Theo who lost his battle with cancer. The Academy will also host a concert on March 6 to celebrate Théo’s life and passion for music. This event is broadcast live.

Actor and musician Gabrielle Graves also supports pediatric cancer research by encouraging patients to be brave and keep dreaming. She hosts a “video dream series via YouTube” featuring attendees of NPCF’s Fashion Funds the Cure events across the country. Gabriella is known for her recurring role as Delawarethe quirky best friend, on Disney Channel’s Coop and cami ask the world. When not working, Gabi’s passions are creating YouTube cover videos (piano, ukulele and guitar vocals).

To put the importance of this program’s support into perspective, only 4% of the billions of dollars spent each year on cancer research goes towards treating childhood cancer, yet childhood cancer is the number one cause of death from disease. in children. Additionally, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer since 1980. These are staggering statistics that we as a society cannot ignore. As the highest-rated cancer charity, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is committed to devoting 100% of its efforts to developing safer and more effective treatment, to ensure that these children not only survive, but thrive after treatment.

Since its inception, the NPCF has worked to develop these treatments through its innovative Sunshine project, an unparalleled business model in the field of pediatric cancer research. Comprised of a consortium of more than 32 leading pediatric hospitals nationwide, The Sunshine Project was founded to leverage collaboration, both scientific and philanthropic, to identify promising new therapies, less toxic, to treat and eliminate childhood

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About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through The Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with physicians and researchers from the nation’s top institutions, The Sunshine Project is accelerating the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to cures for childhood cancers. The NPCF received a perfect score of 100% for Financial Health and Transparency and is recognized as the highest rated cancer charity in the United States by Charity Navigator. For more information, visit or connect via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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SOURCE National Pediatric Cancer Foundation