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Making a Difference One Melody at a Time

Danielle Felt

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I was born to make a difference. Last year, I went to get a mammogram for breast cancer. Luckily, the doctor’s report was the best of the worst news: I had a tumor, but it was benign (non cancerous). However, I cried hysterically hearing the news that I had to get surgery to remove it: I was terrified. That surgery changed my life forever, whether I was aware of it then or not.

One day while I was at a MEISA meeting, I was struck with a brilliant idea. I could make a mixed CD, composed of all different musicians (including my own band) and original songs and sell it to students to raise money for breast cancer.

I was overwhelmed by the idea that music could make a difference in someone else’s life, not just my own, and I started working on the CD in January. I contacted all the musicians, producers, a packaging company, and a talented graphic designer (Ryan Kajator) to design the CD cover. I am still putting the finishing touches on the CD, but hope to see it ready for production soon.

The proceeds from my compilation CD, as well as fundraising through MEISA, will be going to the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. Linda Creed, a very talented singer and my father’s cousin, passed away from breast cancer a few years ago. She wrote the song the “Greatest Love of All” sung by Whitney Houston. This foundation helps pay for mammograms and breast cancer research.

My goal is to raise over two thousand dollars, or approximately 200 CD’s. MEISA and I will be sitting in Bartels selling the CD’s for five dollars and breast cancer bandanas for one dollar. If you are interested: please come out and buy something! The money is going to a fantastic cause and will make women, like me, feel more comfortable facing their potential breast cancer problems.

To be a part of this project, email me at dimen40@aol.com.

Be a part of that difference and let your music raise the spirits and bring life to others.
Editor’s note: For more information about where this charity is going to, visit the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation at http://www.lindacreed.org.

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