Saturday, November 22, 2008

Father Creates Music for a Cure

Every day, devoted parents around the nation dedicate themselves to supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Some serve as volunteers for events, others host galas or golf tournaments. Edward Stroop—the father of a son with CF—makes music. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Stoop’s CD, called "Strong," goes directly to the CF Foundation to help fight the battle against CF.

The father of 18-year-old Taylor, Stroop wanted to find a personal way to combine his passion for music with his passion to find a cure for the disease. After he founded the Sarasota-based music publishing company, Song House Records, he decided to create a special line of CDs, under the label Artist for a Cure.

In 2004, the title cut of Artist for a Cure’s first CD, "One Step Closer," became the theme song for the GREAT STRIDES video that promotes the nationwide fund-raising campaign. Since then, the CD has earned thousands of dollars, and many devoted listeners.

“Strong is full of positive and uplifting music,” says Stroop. “I am excited this CD will help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and believe that other families with CF will draw strength from it.”

The Strong CD features the group 'Simon Apple' with special guest John Helliwell of the rock group "SUPERTRAMP" and grammy-award winning engineer David Leonard.

In addition, the CD’s songwriters and leading vocal artist are generously donating all their royalties to this project.

To learn more about purchasing the CD or to listen to some of the songs featured on the CD, click here