Country Music Star Teams up with JDRF to Inspire Kids With Diabetes and Raise Money for Research
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of November's Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day 2010 (November 14), George Canyon, country music recording artist and Nashville Star finalist, will release his current Canadian hit single, "I Believe in Angels" in the U.S. and offer a special gift – a free download of the song at www.georgecanyon.com/jdrfusa in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). A donation will be made to JDRF on behalf of each download through the month. Canyon knows all too well what kids with diabetes go through; he has lived with the condition for 26 years.
"When I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 14, I didn't really have anyone to look up to. There wasn't anyone saying 'I'm living my dreams and I have diabetes,'" said Canyon. "This song is about living your dreams and not letting anything stand in your way."
In Canada, the single "I Believe in Angels" has reached number five on the country music charts.
"George Canyon has not let type 1 diabetes get in the way of achieving his dreams of becoming a singer," said Claire Schultz, SVP of Marketing and Communications for JDRF. "A long-time partner of our JDRF affiliate in Canada, we are pleased to have George Canyon reach audiences all over the U.S., and are grateful for support of JDRF."
Canyon will be joining JDRF chapters in New York, Los Angeles, Memphis and Nashville, giving inspirational talks and performances for children living with diabetes and their families.