By Myki Angeline
Cancer effects over one million lives each year. The American Cancer Society estimates over 1.5 million new cancer cases and nearly 600,000 deaths in 2016. Sadly, childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of kids living in the United States. New Jersey artist Taylor Tote wanted to help fight these statistics and raise awareness the best way she knows how – with her music.
Her song, “Fighter” was co-written by childhood cancer survivor Natalie Grace and Natalie’s sister, Hannah Rose who are both featured in the video along with over 20 children from the tri-state area who have either survived cancer or are currently fighting. Not only does the song pay tribute to children battling this deadly disease, but 100% of the proceeds from this single will go to childhood cancer research thru Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer. The video was released Oct 25th and received over 10,000 views within it’s first day.
“This is all I’ve ever wanted,” said Tote. “I’ve always wanted to use music to change millions of people’s lives and I feel like I’m finally able to do that. I’ve found a cause very near to my heart and that means so much to me and being able to incorporate my music into that is incredible.”
Tote will perform her single “Fighter” and other songs on Nov 18th at The Asbury Hotel’s Concert Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. She has just announced she will appear on the NAMM Hilton Stage Jan 19th during the NAMM Show in 2017.
Click HERE to purchase the song via iTunes.
To visit Taylor Tote’s website click HERE.
“Fighter” video was directed and produced by Right Stuff Studios, Peter Chamalian, Mike Hamlet, Kostas Lymperopoulos, and Andrea Verdone Gorsegner.