Children's Book: Purple Song
Purple Songs Can Fly is delighted to announce the release of its first children's picture book, Purple Song, written and illustrated by founder, Anita Kruse and her long-time friend, Lisa Sheinbaum.
For every book purchased, a child undergoing treatment at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers will receive their own copy of Purple Song.
Purchase Purple Song at LongTale Publishing (all proceeds will benefit Purple Songs Can Fly)
Purple Songs Can Fly Special Recordings
Purple Songs Can Fly does not provide the patient’s and siblings’ individual songs for sale. However, several of the children have collaborated with other artists and musicians to write and record songs to benefit Purple Songs Can Fly.
Various Artists: It's Out There Waiting
In June, 2012, Purple Songs Can Fly was invited to participate in the launching of the new ZapBoomBang Studios in Houston, Texas. Six children who had previously written and recorded songs with Purple Songs Can Fly, Layla, Jesus, Alex, Emily, Devin and Zachary, visited the studios and collaborated to create the lyrics for It's Out There Waiting. The children were joined by Grammy winning producer, Andres Levin, and internationally known recording artists and musicians, Gustavo Galindo, Marsha Hancock, Suzanna Choffel, and David Garza to write and record the studios’ inaugural song It's Out There Waiting.
Watch The Making of It's Out There Waiting
Purchase It's Out There Waiting and digital booklet at iTunes (all royalties will benefit Purple Songs Can Fly)
Purchase It's Out There Waiting music video at iTunes (all royalties will benefit Purple Songs Can Fly)
Olivia Newton-John: Hope Is Always Here
In November 2009, five Purple Songs Can Fly children, Stephen, Mary Jo, Nikki, Alex, and Zachary traveled to Washington, DC to perform in Kaleidoscope, an Evening of Skating, Song & Survivorship at the Verizon Center, a cancer awareness event featuring world-renowned entertainer, Olivia Newton-John, multi-Grammy winning producer, David Foster, singer/songwriters, David Archuleta and Katharine McPhee, and U.S. Olympic skating champions, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan. At that event, the children sang Hope Is Always Here with Olivia Newton-John and David Foster. The song was written by Newton-John and Foster using lyrics created by the children of Purple Songs. The event, produced by Mike Burg, aired on FOX Television nationwide on Thanksgiving Day.
Watch Olivia Newton-John and the children perform Hope Is Always Here
Purchase Hope Is Always Here at iTunes (all royalties will benefit Purple Songs Can Fly)