Pioneers For A Cure to Release Suzanne Vega Single and 'Israel Sessions' Album on May 24

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Non-profit project marks two years of fighting cancer with song downloads with two releases on iTunes.

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On the classic cowboy ballad once sung by Johnny Cash, Vega invokes "The Man in Black" with a beautifully balanced arrangement.

On May 24, Pioneers For A Cure will release the single "Streets of Laredo" on iTunes, sung by Suzanne Vega. On the classic cowboy ballad once sung by Johnny Cash, Vega invokes "The Man in Black" with a beautifully balanced arrangement. Suzanne Vega has selected the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston to benefit from proceeds of the sales of this recording. This is the first release from the upcoming 'American Collection' of songs to fight cancer. On the same day, Pioneers For A Cure will also release 'The Israel Sessions,' a collection of classic Israeli pioneer songs sung by some of that country's most beloved and rising stars including Yehoram Gaon, Ilanit, Nurit Galron, Avi Toledano and Shai Gabso.

Enlisting top artists from across the musical spectrum, the New York-based Pioneers For A Cure has created a treasure trove of old songs, newly sung to fight cancer. Public domain compositions are recorded, reinterpreted and made available for donations of as little as $1.99, with proceeds to go to artist-selected cancer charities.

Contributing artists to Pioneers For A Cure include Suzanna Vega, Ben E King, Tom Chapin, Randy Brecker, Taylor Barton & G E Smith, Matt White, Bill Evans, David Broza and dozens more. Upcoming releases include jazz great Chris Potter and Tony-nominated singer and actress Lillias White.

Pioneers For A Cure launched on April 29, 2009, showcasing 20 cancer charities; worldwide donations were received on the first day. Now, just two years later, it funds over 40 cancer charities with a catalog of over 100 songs. On the new bilingual PioneersForACure.org, donors can fight cancer with song downloads. Songs may be downloaded for as little as $1.99, but almost half of the donors so far have chosen to upgrade to donations of $9.99 or even $99.99 per song.

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