Meghan Linsey auctioning shoes for childhood cancer research
October 1, 2015
Meghan Linsey, The Voice Season Eight runner-up, is donating a signed pair of silver boots with a gold bow tied around them to help raise money and awareness for the charity Curing Kids Cancer. The money raised will be used to enable Curing Kids Cancer to fund childhood cancer research and the auction will help to raise awareness that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The gold bow represents the signature color for childhood cancer.
Individuals interested in bidding on the Kiss Kouture rhinestone embellished platform high heel stiletto boots should visit http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/171954176267? The auction ends October 10. The proceeds will benefit Curing Kids Cancer and will be used to fund the most innovative treatments for childhood cancers.
Linsey wore the shoes on July 4th during “A Capitol Fourth,” an annual concert that is broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. In addition to the signed boots, the auction winner will receive an autographed photo from the show of Linsey wearing the shoes.
“Before Meghan Linsey was a big hit on NBC’s The Voice, she was already a winner to us for supporting Curing Kids Cancer at our Craig Kimbrel Cowboy Boots Bash Concert last November,” said Grainne Owen, founder and executive director of Curing Kids Cancer. “We are thrilled to be working with her again to raise money for pediatric cancer research. She shares our belief that no child should ever die from these horrible diseases and far too many families lose their children because of a lack of funding for childhood cancer research.”
Currently, only four percent of federal funding from the National Health Institute is committed to pediatric cancer research; yet, cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for children, killing more children every year than Aids, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes and Muscular Dystrophy combined.
In 2014 Curing Kids Cancer provided more than $1 million in funding for cutting-edge research projects that may eventually make traditional chemotherapy obsolete. Over the past ten years, the organization has raised more than $7 million for pediatric cancer research.
About Meghan Linsey
After first establishing herself in the hit, ACM-nominated country duo Steel Magnolia, MEGHAN LINSEY went on to establish herself in the pop world and is the most recent runner-up on NBC's The Voice. Most recently LINSEY released her six-track Believer EP--which climbed the iTunes chart reaching #6 on the Pop albums chart--highlighting her dynamic, soulful vocals and emotionally charged songwriting. Rollingstone.com said, "Meghan Linsey transports listeners to New Orleans within the first 10 seconds of her new song ['Sunshine in my Soul']...the singer-songwriter's voice packs its own one-two-punch with rasp and a range reminiscent of iconic soul singers of the Sixties" (7/24). PopMatters.com raved, "Believer retains enough country influence to attract listeners from that side, but make no mistake, this is one assertive, sassy little pop record with strong crossover appeal, highlighted by the Southern-tinged rocker 'Counterfeit' and thunderous ballad 'Best of Me'" (7/30). Over this year's Fourth of July holiday, LINSEY performed "Freeway of Love" live for the PBS televised 35th annual "A Capitol Fourth." For more information on MEGHAN, visit www.meghanlinsey.com.
About Curing Kids Cancer
Grainne and Clay Owen created curing Kids Cancer after losing their son Killian to leukemia in 2003 at age nine. There was a treatment in the lab that might have saved his life but there was insufficient funding to get it into treatment. Curing Kids Cancer raises money and awareness to fund innovative research projects that provide cutting edge treatments to children with cancer. The non-profit has raised more than $7 million for pediatric cancer research since being founded in 2005. More information is available at www.curingkidscancer.org.