As the dreams, wishes, thoughts, feelings, and imaginations of the children take wing through the creativity of music, it is the vision of Purple Songs Can Fly that soaring, flying, and rising above the obstacles of illness can truly become a reality as each purple song that flies creates a tangible symbol for the hope of healing.
Purple Songs not only can fly, but do fly. Since the first song was recorded 17 years ago, the children’s songs have been copied on CDs or fly-drives and “flown” on many modes of transportation, by passengers, pilots and astronauts, to countries, cities, special places, and special events on earth, undersea, and even into space.
Carnegie Hall, New York
Purple Songs traveled with Anita Kruse and the children of Purple Songs Can Fly for the children's world premiere performance of their song "Celebration of Hope" at Carnegie Hall, New York.
Purple Songs flew with Kirsten Johnson of team "Moxie" on all 10 rounds of the U.S. Skydiving National Championships over Eloy, Arizona.
World's Tallest Building
Purple Songs visited the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the world's tallest building at the time (2,723 ft).
United Airlines In-Flight Playlists
Purple Songs flew aboard United Airlines on their fleet's in-flight playlists.
Hot Air Balloon Flight
Purple Songs flew on Hot Air Balloon “Independence”, with Anita Kruse, John Singer and “Captain Al” Muir.
Gateway Arch, St. Louis
Purple Songs climbed to the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, with Kristie Skor of“Kids Rock Cancer,” Maryville University, Missouri.
Mount Everest Summit
Purple Songs climbed to the summit of Mount Everest with Scott Parazynski. The following year, Scott visited the children at the Cancer Center, returned the Purple Songs and presented Purple Songs Can Fly with a series of Tibetan prayer flags.
Celtic Thunder Tour
Purple Songs toured both the United States and Canada with the singing group “Celtic Thunder.
Deep Flight Submersible
Purple Songs traveled aboard Deep Flight IV (the first manned undersea flying submersible on earth) in Monterey Bay, California, with Deep Flight designer, Graham Hawkes.
Space Shuttle Endeavor Mission
Purple Songs flew their second two-week mission to the International Space Station aboard NASA Space Shuttle STS-126 “Endeavor” with Astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper. Upon her return to earth, Heide visited the children at the Cancer Center to return the songs.
NOAA Undersea Mission
Purple Songs descended on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) mission to the world’s only undersea laboratory “Aquarius” off the coast of Florida.
Baltic Sea Voyage
Purple Songs sailed on a Baltic Sea voyage aboard the cruise ship “Crystal Symphony".
Space Shuttle Discovery Mission
Purple Songs flew to space aboard NASA Space Shuttle STS-120 “Discovery” on a two-week mission to the International Space Station with Astronaut Scott Parazynsk.
Continental Airlines In-Flight Playlists
Purple Songs flew for three years aboard Continental Airlines’ fleet of Boeing 767s and 777s on their in-flight playlists.
The Rolling Stones Tour
Thanks to Dave Rouze, Purple Songs traveled with “The Rolling Stones” on a world tour. The band and Purple Songs visited Shanghai, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Munich, Auckland, Zurich, Cologne, and Sydney.