Home » Olivia Newton-John performs Purple Songs Can Fly song for Thanksgiving television program
December 7, 2009 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Kaleidoscope, a holiday variety special featuring Olympic skating champions and GRAMMY Award-winning music artists, featuredPurple Songs Can Fly in its Thanksgiving Day program on Nov. 26. If you missed the program, you can watch “Hope is Always Here” on YouTube.
Olivia Newton-John and renowned music producer David Foster and a group of young cancer survivors performed “Hope is Always Here,” written by children involved with Texas Children’s Purple Songs Can Fly project, a one-of-a-kind project that enables kids with cancer to work with professional composers to write and record their own songs.
Purple Songs Can Fly provides a creative and cathartic musical outlet for children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. This exceptional program gives children the opportunity to share their music with friends and family in the form of individual CD recordings, a tangible symbol for the hope of healing.
Kaleidoscope – a celebration of Skating, Song and Survivorship – featured the historic return to the ice of the legendary Scott Hamilton in his first television performance since being diagnosed with a brain tumor five years ago. Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill skated to the music of fellow cancer survivor Newton-John and Foster.
“David Foster and Olivia Newton-John have had such a meaningful impact on this project and made one of our songs fly in such a unique way. We appreciate the support of everyone involved with Kaleidoscope, helping bring attention to issues impacting women and cancer,” said Anita Kruse, founder and executive director of Purple Songs Can Fly.