Suzanne Vega Fights Cancer With New Release on iTunes

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Pioneers For A Cure Releases Vega Track as a Single Ahead of October's 'American Collection', Marking Two Years of Fighting Cancer With Song Downloads. Top Artists Choose Cancer Charities.

Suzanne Vega 'Streets of Laredo'
We are incredibly grateful to Suzanne Vega for her generosity. Donations will help us continue our mission to enrich quality of life for those affected by life limiting illness, death and loss.

Pioneers For A Cure is pleased to announce the iTunes release of 'Streets of Laredo' by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. On this classic cowboy ballad once sung by Johnny Cash, Vega invokes 'The Man in Black' with a beautifully balanced arrangement. She has selected the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston to benefit from proceeds from sales of the single, an advance release for the Pioneers For A Cure 'American Collection' in October 2011.

'Streets of Laredo' may be found on iTunes here. The single was produced by Beth Ravin and features Gerry Leonard on guitar.

"We are incredibly grateful to Suzanne Vega for her generosity. Donations will help us continue our mission to enrich quality of life for those affected by life limiting illness, death and loss," said Elizabeth Macomber, VP for Philanthropy for Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. Founded in 1978 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston is the largest and most comprehensive hospice provider in Massachusetts. For more information please visit http://www.hns.org.

Since her debut in 1985, Suzanne Vega has become one of the best-known and influential singer-songwriters of her generation, with seven Grammy nominations and sales of over seven million records. Her current project is "Carson McCullers Talks About Love," a play about the Southern Gothic novelist, written by and staring Vega.

To listen to a preview of 'Streets of Laredo' and download the song to benefit the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, visit iTunes today, or visit PioneersForACure.org to see all these songs to fight cancer and join the fight today.

Pioneers For A Cure 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. The treasure trove of over 100 songs have been recorded by dozens of artists from around the world including Suzanne Vega, Ben E. King, Tom Chapin, Randy Brecker, Matt White and David Broza. Proceeds from song downloads are donated to artist-selected cancer charities.

Please contact Pioneers For A Cure for more information, reviews and other press requests.

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