Musicians for Stroke Awareness
This compilation features 9 singer-songwriters, each who have graciously contributed a song to support stroke awareness. This project has been a long time in the making and a dream come true ... to educate people about stroke in an interesting and fun way with original music. The CD comes in a digipak and includes a 24-page color booklet that has tons of useful stroke information, as well as all the song lyrics. Also included is a large magnet with the warning signs of stroke for your fridge door. The two founders of Cathy's Foundation have a personal connection to stroke and a passion to make a difference. Rebecca Snow, who lost her mom, Cathy Snow, to a massive stroke in 2004 and close family friend, Rose Cancro, who survived a stroke in 2007, after co-founding the foundation. Two of the artists on the CD also have a very personal connection to stroke. Gypsy Dave (David Washousky) and Alfred James both have parents who are stroke survivors. Gypsy Dave's 57-year-old mom, Marcia, fought back and survived a massive stroke that the doctors said she could never survive. Now she walks two miles a day, has returned to teaching art and creates pottery in her spare time. Alfred James' dad, Dr. Edward Goodrich, was a surgeon at the time of his massive stroke at the age of 55. Now, at 82, he's healthy, volunteers as a patient advocate at a local hospital and the only sign of his stroke is a slight limp. Angela Ortiz' music and entrepreneurial spirit (she produced and recorded her first CD entirely in her Brooklyn apartment) inspired the idea of putting together a compilation to raise stroke awareness. After contacting Angela with the idea, she immediately offered one of her songs and helped get this project off the ground. Luthea Salom, who is also featured on the compilation, designed the packaging and booklet. In addition to volunteering her time and design talent, Luthea helped the folks at the foundation navigate through the music world. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability, yet up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable. 100% of the net proceeds from the purchase of this CD go to Catherine J. Snow Stroke Foundation to support stroke awareness and prevention. By purchasing this compilation you can help make a difference and be a part of the change Cathy's Foundation is working to create. 'We are forever grateful to all of the artists on this CD, for genuinely caring so much about this cause and for the generous contribution of their talent and help in making this important project a reality. Throughout the production of this CD all of the artists have been supportive and have consistently offered their time and assistance. The artists on this compilation were chosen for their talent as well as for the passion they have for making a difference in the world.' Please visit these fabulous artists' websites: Nicole Collins - NicoleCollins.net Alfred James Band - AlfredJamesBand.com Luthea Salom - LutheaSalom.com Bar Scott - BarScott.com Eric Hansen - EricHansen.net Angela Ortiz - AngelaOrtiz.com Melineh Kurdian - MelinehKurdian.com Lindsey Yung - LindseyYung.com Gypsy Dave - TheGypsyDave.com.
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