Ben E. King and Pioneers For A Cure Release 'Now Let Me Fly' on iTunes and Amazon to Fight Cancer

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Legendary singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member helps cancer research, cancer treatment and cancer care with reggae arrangement of song from Underground Railroad. Proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Ben E. King - Portrait by Mira Sasson

I want you to STAND BY ME to fight cancer!

Pioneers For A Cure - Songs To Fight Cancer is pleased to announce the iTunes release of the song 'Now Let Me Fly' by legendary R&B singer Ben E. King. King has selected St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee to receive proceeds from downloads of the song. The single is also included on the Pioneers For A Cure collection 'American Songs To Fight Cancer,' released in October 2011.

The song can be found on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pioneers-for-a-cure-now-let/id478519219.

The song can be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0063PGDPC/ref=dm_ty_trk

For a limited time, everyone who 'likes' Pioneers For A Cure on Facebook will be entered to win a free digital download of 'Now Let Me Fly.' Simply go to the page, click on 'like' and write on the wall of the page that you'd like to be entered into the drawing!

Possessing one of the most elegant baritone voices ever, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alumnus Ben E. King’s imprint on the musical landscape is so indelible that an optimum barometer has been set for countless aspiring performers.

'Now Let Me Fly' is a song of the Underground Railroad which references the biblical story of Ezekiel's Wheels. The song is given a stellar reggae arrangement in Ben E. King's version for Pioneers For A Cure. The track is produced by Greg Wall, who also leads the lush horn section's driving rhythm.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases.

The cover art for "Now Let Me Fly" is by the Israeli fine artist Mira Sasson, who has painted dozens of portraits of Pioneers For A Cure contributors.

Pioneers For A Cure - Songs To Fight Cancer is the largest showcase of cancer charities on the web. Called '[A] stellar model of artist-driven grassroots philanthropy' by National Geographic, the non-profit project records public domain songs, reinterpreted and made available for donations of as little as $1.99. This treasure trove of over 100 songs has been recorded by dozens of artists from around the world including Suzanne Vega, Ben E. King, Tom Chapin, Tom Verlaine, Matt White and David Broza. Fine artist Mira Sasson has painted the Pioneer Portraits of the singers, which are made available as US Postage Stamps to fight cancer. Proceeds from song downloads are donated to artist-selected cancer charities such as the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Susan G. Koman for the Cure.

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