Home » Writers in the Schools celebrates creativity of Purple Songs Can Fly founder
January 2, 2014
HOUSTON – Writers in the Schools (WITS) recently celebrated 30 years of creativity at its annual benefit and silent auction, A Celebration of Story, at the Junior League of Houston. The evening honored Purple Songs Can Fly founder Anita Kruse.
In 2011, Purple Songs Can Fly (PSCF) created a portable recording studio enabling the composers to work with hospitalized children at their bedsides. As the first recording studio created on a pediatric cancer floor, Purple Songs Can Fly inspired similar programs to develop across the country.
The program has been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts, including: The New York Times, The Associated Press, Family Circle, Woman’s World, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, FOX’s Thanksgiving Day Special, and The NBC Nightly News.
More than 310 guests gathered for WITS’ inspirational evening, which honored Kruse and raised $140,000 for Writers in the Schools (WITS).
Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique program that provides a musical outlet for children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. In the program, children and their siblings work with Kruse and other professional composers in an in-house recording studio to write and record songs within short sessions. For more information about Purple Songs Can Fly, visit purplesongscanfly.org.
For more information about Writers in the Schools, visit witshouston.org.