Arts For Life is pleased to announce the release of "My Life Is Bold," a CD of music with accompanying booklet of lyrics and artwork featuring the poetry and art of children and teens in our programs.
In 2009, Becca Stevens sang at an AFL fundraiser and she and her father, William Stevens, had the idea to set some of the children’s poetry to music for the event. The response to those two songs was so strong that discussions of a CD began, including Becca’s brother Bill who is a composer and recording studio engineer.
William Stevens says,
“We were overwhelmed by how many composers and musicians were willing to give so much time and creative energy to this project. But it didn’t stop there. The CD was made possible by the generosity of patrons, by free time provided by recording studios in North Carolina and New York, with the encouragement and support of the AFL staff and board, and most of all by the children in Arts for Life and their families who showed us the power of art to inspire, to change, and to heal.”
The resulting CD is a compilation of fourteen incredible songs: some sweet and poignant, some happy and silly, all genuine and magical. Arts For Life could not have accomplished this small miracle without the generosity of the Stevens family, arvato Bertelsmann, Shorewood Packaging, and countless musicians.
Music is an integral part of the vital support services the Arts For Life team offers to young patients and families. Arts For Life Music Fellow Colin Allured describes his job as “growing happy cells” where cancer cells used to be.
For a donation of $15, we'll send you a copy of this special CD.