Acclaimed Recording Artist Matthew Zachary Supports MelissaÂs Living Legacy Foundation (MLLF)!
Acclaimed Musician/Composer/Cancer Survivor Announces That a 50% Portion of Proceeds from Hit Album ÂScribblingsÂ Will Benefit Respected Foundation
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2003
Celebrated musician, speaker, and cancer survivor Matthew Zachary is extremely proud to announce a cause-marketing alliance with MelissaÂs Living Legacy Foundation (MLLF). Based out of Rochester, New York, and located on the world wide web at http://www. teenslivingwithcancer. org (http://www. teenslivingwithcancer. org), MLLF is a strategic partner of the Children's Oncology Group, and is dedicated to assisting, supporting, and inspiring the approximately 15,000 teenagers who must undergo cancer treatment in the United States each year.
Therefore, from the current date through the end of the month of October, 2003, for every copy of Scribblings sold, Matthew Zachary Music will donate fifty percent (50%) of the proceeds directly to MLLF.
The goal of MelissaÂs Living Legacy is to assist teens facing cancer to spread their wings and fly. Despite the common desire to be Ânormal,Â teenagers facing cancer are instead singled out by their circumstances, and are often compelled to follow other paths, other roads less traveled. The current goal on behalf of Matthew Zachary for MelissaÂs Living Legacy is to reach at least $5000 in sales (or 667 units), an achievement Zachary calls ÂPhase 1.Â
ÂIÂm very proud to be able to contribute to such a tremendous organization,Â comments Zachary. ÂMelissaÂs Living Legacy Foundation was founded to help, support and inspire teens living with cancer, and to honor the courage, heart, humor and hope with which so many teenagers face their illnesses. And as a survivor of a rare form of pediatric brain cancer myself, I know the incredible inspiration this kind of organization can provide, and am delighted to be able to support them through my music.Â
About Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation (MLLF)
Melissa's Living Legacy Foundation sponsors Teens Living with Cancer (www. teenslivingwithcancer. org), and was founded to honor the inspiring life journey of Melissa Sengbusch, who died on June 22, 2000 at age 19, after living with a rare bone marrow cancer for more than two years. The group's vision is that all teens with cancer continue to receive opportunities for meaningful, life-affirming experiences, beginning at diagnosis, continuing through treatment and remission and, if necessary, when facing death. The Foundation provides resources to help teens living with cancer meet their life challenges in productive, creative, and satisfying ways.
Melissa's Living Legacy also addresses issues relevant to the families and friends of teens living with cancer, as well as to healthcare professionals who care for them. Together, Melissa's Living Legacy and TLC provide an array of resources to support teens, their families and friends, focusing on challenging teen issues, and presenting information about cancer and treatment written at teens' level of interest. The group also provides teens with opportunities to interact with other teens living with cancer, as well as links to additional relevant sites, information, and resources. Contact them at info@teenslivingwithcancer. org.
About the Music of Matthew Zachary
The music of Matthew Zachary is a lush blend of musical styles and influences that nevertheless always results in lyrical melodies and unforgettable soundscapes. From fresh, jazzy, and lightfooted improvs, to meditative lullabies, to classically inspired compositions, his albums bridge the gaps between New Age, Light Jazz, and Adult Contemporary Â representing a unique, fresh, and always radio-friendly sound that is unmistakably his own. Through his albums, and their assortment of beautiful, emotionally-charged compositions, Matthew convincingly communicates his tale of triumph over tragedy Â and inspires others to keep fighting, hoping, and living.
About Matthew Zachary
A rising star in the world music, new age and adult contemporary genres, Matthew has met with unprecedented success as an independent recording artist who has challenged convention Â and succeeded. Tracks from first solo release Scribblings ranked high on the independent music charts and have garnered radio play at over 50 stations and 10 streaming radio websites worldwide, while his newest release, Every Step of the Way, has already achieved sales numbering in the thousands.
A passionate and dedicated public speaker on patientsÂ rights and cancer recovery, Matthew is also the creator of the ÂBe AuthenticÂ organization, where he has quickly become one of the countryÂs most popular and inspirational guests and entertainers, traveling the country and working to inspire hope in others battling catastrophic illness. These acclaimed appearances also often involve the performance of MatthewÂs own music and compositions, offering direct relevance and additional significance to the stories he relates. This utterly unique combination of music and message means that MatthewÂs appearances are consistently memorable, highly original and truly compelling.
In addition to his role as an Ambassador for The American Cancer Society, Matthew is also a Founding Board Member of the Education Advisory Committee, at the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine in Washington, D. C. Having appeared at dozens of venues worldwide, Matthew's presence and his music have been embraced at well over 100 hospitals, wellness centers, and cancer clinics to date. He is also clinically-endorsed by leading physicians, surgeons, health organizations and music therapists, including such distinguished experts as bestselling author Dr. Bernie Siegel (Love, Medicine & Miracles) and many others. His audiences have included physicians, oncologists, nurses, social workers, researchers, therapists, practitioners, hospital administrators, pharmaceutical marketing and sales divisions, pediatric and adult cancer patients and their families, corporate executives, performing arts enthusiasts, and of course, the general public.
In addition to Bristol-Myers Squibb and The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, MatthewÂs corporate clients and sponsors also include Apple Computer, Lucent Technologies, Merck, Schering-Plough, Novartis, Pharmacia, Roche, The Mayo Clinic, The American Cancer Society, and many more. More than 70,000 copies of Matthew's albums have been distributed since 2002 Â all are available for easy and secure purchase online, exclusively at www. MatthewZachary. com.
For more information on Matthew ZacharyÂs support for MelissaÂs Living Legacy Foundation, please visit http://www. matthewzachary. com/mllf (http://www. matthewzachary. com/mllf), and help Matthew and MLLF to achieve their October ÂPhase I goalÂ of $5,000 (667 sales). Buy a copy today, to support this terrific and worthy cause Â or to contribute to the MLLF directly, please call (585) 334-0858 or visit http://www. teenslivingwithcancer. org (http://www. teenslivingwithcancer. org).
To promote his partnerships, appearances, and newest album Every Step of the Way, Matthew Zachary is currently available for interviews, in-studio or phone-in guest appearances. Don't miss this opportunity to talk to a real-life inspiration to millions! For further information, or for review copies of Every Step of the Way or Scribblings, please call publicist Angela Mitchell at (954) 983-5877 or e-mail Paramitch@aol. com. Or, to speak with Matthew Zachary directly, please call (917) 696-5656 or e-mail MZ@MatthewZachary. com.
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