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How “Heroes” Helps MPS Society

How MPS Society is Changing Lives

Helping “Heroes” — We need your support!

Through Kandon Cares and our Songs for Charity program, we’re purposeful about helping other charitable organizations by writing impact/theme songs to help raise awareness and funds for their cause. We’re currently working with the National MPS Society to help bring a new song called “Heroes” to life. Through this empowering and hope-filled song, we’re shining a light of love and support on children living with MPS and ML — diseases that have no cure.

“Heroes” is already written and we’re recording it this summer —working with Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Alan Sanderson. The song will officially debut at the MPS International Symposium in August; the children attending the symposium’s Camp Courage will sing with us on stage in a beautiful expression of unity, love and courage.

Once released across all digital platforms, proceeds from “Heroes” will funnel to MPS Society to further its cause — funding medical advances to find a cure and support families who are coping with these diseases.

While a number of the production costs are being waived through volunteer contribution, there are some costs to recording and releasing music that are unavoidable. To fund the song’s recording, we’re seeking help from you. Any amount you’re inspired to donate helps, and all donations are 100% tax deductible. We’re offering a few fundraising incentives for specific donation amounts, including being a backup singer ($100), a named Associate Producer ($150), a named Associate Producer plus KandonFest 2018 VIP Sponsor ($1,000) or the Co-Executive Producer plus KandonFest VIP Sponsor ($2,500). We also have a “Give Kindness & Love” t-shirt fundraising option, as shared below.

We even intend to submit “Heroes” to The Recording Academy for Grammy consideration. While it’s a super long shot, we’re going to try! Wouldn’t it be incredible for an independently produced altruistic song that helps raise funds to support children and families in dire need of support to win the global awareness of a Grammy Award? Imagine what kind of light of awareness we could shine on the National MPS Society if people heard “Heroes” and wondered, like we did, “What is MPS?” We intend to create a ripple effect of love and awareness.

What is MPS?

In a nutshell, people with MPS are missing a crucial enzyme that’s needed to break down sugars. These sugars build up in cells and cause damage throughout the body — problems with bones, joints, heart, lungs, brain, sight, hearing, and a host of other medical woes. Fundraising and research have led to some treatments for this devastating disease. Currently, there’s no cure and children are dying every day, leaving a great need for continued research. Families and children impacted by MPS and released diseases, like ML, need our help. Through “Heroes,” we’re helping raise awareness for the National MPS Society and supporting its fundraising efforts, as we’re directing proceeds from the song sales (downloads and streams) to it.

Help Us Produce “Heroes” to Help MPS Society
$100 Backup Singer
$150 Associate Producer
$1,000 Associate Producer & KandonFest VIP Sponsor
$2,500 Co-Executive Producer & KandonFest VIP Sponsor

Be a Backup Singer for “Heroes”

$100 Donation

Do you and/or your child want to sing with us in the recording studio as a backup singer? Through this unique fundraising incentive, you are invited to help bring “Heroes” to life with us and Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Alan Sanderson. As a backup singer, you will sing the three chorus parts of the song in a choir-style recording session. Your name will be included on all production credit listings for “Heroes,” which be released across every digital music platform (Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, etc.) and hopefully played on the radio one day. The date for this backup singer recording studio session is Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:30pm-5:30pm. We’re seeking singers ages 5+ and we joyfully welcome all talent levels. Your donation is tax deductible.

Additionally, you’re invited to sing “Heroes” on stage with Kathryn Cloward Band at KandonFest 2018, our family-friendly music festival being held at Music Box in downtown San Diego on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Each backup singer will receive two general admission ticket for KandonFest for entry to attend the event with a guest. ($50 value)

Be an Associate Producer for “Heroes”

$150 Donation

Through this unique fundraising incentive, you are invited to be an Associate Producer for “Heroes.” To be able to record and release a radio-ready professionally produced song, there are multiple layers of costs involved. While some of the production costs for “Heroes” are being absorbed through volunteer contributions, the song still needs significant funding to be recorded and released. By choosing to donate you will be helping us produce this important song that will shine a light of awareness on MPS and ML. Your name will be included in the production credits for “Heroes,” which will be released across all digital platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, etc.) and hopefully played on the radio. You are also invited to be present at our recording sessions on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:30pm (backup singers session). Your donation is tax deductible.

Additionally, you will receive two general admission tickets to KandonFest 2018, our family-friendly music festival being held at Music Box in downtown San Diego on Sunday, November 18, 2018. ($50 value)

Be an Associate-Producer for “Heroes” + KandonFest VIP Sponsor

$1,000 Donation

This is a terrific fundraising incentive for anyone who’d like to help with two fabulous musical opportunities that benefit children.  Through this unique fundraising incentive, you are invited to be an Associate Producer for “Heroes” ($150 value) as well a KandonFest 2018 VIP Sponsor ($900 value). Your name or your company’s name will be included in the production credits for “Heroes” and you are invited to be present at our recording sessions on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:30pm for the backup singers session — where you and/or your child are more than welcome to join us singing. Additionally, you or your company will be recognized as a KandonFest 2018 event sponsor in all pre-event marketing starting in July and at the event on November 18 (we will be performing “Heroes” on stage), receive six VIP KandonFest tickets, and enjoy reserved VIP seating for six. There are limited KandonFest VIP Sponsorships available. Your donation is tax deductible.

Be the Co-Executive Producer for “Heroes”

 $2,500 Donation

We are seeking a person or company to be the Co-Executive Producer sponsor for “Heroes.” Your name or company name/logo will be on the lead lines for all production credit listings. You are invited to be present at our two main recording sessions on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4pm (full band recording) and/or Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:30pm (backing vocalist) where you and/or your child are more than welcome to join us singing. You or your company will also be recognized as a KandonFest 2018 event sponsor ($900 value) in all pre-event marketing starting in July and at the event, receive six VIP KandonFest tickets, and enjoy reserved VIP seating for six. Your donation is tax deductible.

Be a Contributor for “Heroes”

Any amount is helpful. Thank you!

We appreciate any amount you feel inspired to donate to help bring “Heroes” to life. We will acknowledge with gratitude the name of every contributor on the song’s webpage once the funding campaign is completed. Your donation is tax deductible.

Wear a Give Kindness & Love in Support of “Heroes”

“Heroes”         

Lyrics written by Kathryn Cloward and Amy Holland
Music written by Kathryn Cloward, Israel Garcia, Arnie Garcia, and David Stone

With a cape of courage no challenge is too big
With unshakable faith every day I live
Because burning deep inside of me there’s a flicker of a flame
And when I’m scared I know heroes are brave

With my family and friends love surrounds me
With a hopeful heart I live joyfully
Fueled with desire to do my best every day
Fear won’t be hold me back heroes are brave

I am a hero I am a hero
I am a hero I am a hero
I am brave I am strong
With courage I carry on
I am helpful I am kind
Encouraging others to shine bright
I am a hero all the time

With endurance and strength each moment I strive
With love and trust to roll with the tide
My wish for the world is to know we’re all the same
We are all heroes because heroes are brave

We are heroes we are heroes
We are heroes we are heroes
We are brave we are strong
With courage we carry on
We are helpful we are kind
Encouraging others to shine bright
We are heroes all the time

We are heroes we are heroes
We are heroes we are heroes
We are brave we are strong
With courage we carry on
We are helpful we are kind
Encouraging others to shine bright
We are heroes all the time

We are heroes we are heroes
(repeat)

©2018 Kathryn Cloward | ℗2018 Kandon Unlimited, Inc.

THANK YOU for your support!

Donations for helping with “Heroes” may be made by credit or debit card here or by check payable to Kandon Cares and sent to the following mailing address:

Kandon Cares
6977 Navajo Road #105
San Diego, CA 92119

Please note: We’re conducting this fundraiser directly through our website using Paypal as the payment processor because we want your valued donations to go directly to funding this heart-centered project versus helping also fund the business model of online fundraising platforms which absorb 5%-18% of raised dollars from every project they support. We’re intentional about keeping costs extremely low to maximize charitable efforts. This is one of the ways we do that.