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Christmas Smiles and a Cure for Cancer

by Cris


I have a soft spot for cure for cancer causes and simply anything about kids — so when this song ended up in our mailbox, I couldn’t pass up posting it. Of course, I had to hear the tune myself first, and seeing how the artist introduced herself as a 13-year old girl from the suburbs of Chicago, who composed and performed the song to raise funds for kids with cancer, I found it all the more intruiging. And boy, it did not disappoint.

Kate Diaz is an absolute pro, and Christmas Smiles sounds like a song made by a singer/songwriter who’s been at it for years. Seeing how she’s using her God-given talent to make a difference in people’s lives, makes me ashamed on how I spent many hours of my youth in front of the computer playing Digger. Rather than lament on my wasted potential (I should have done Digger tourneys to raise awareness for socks with sandals victims), I’m here to back up Kate and spread the word.

Here’s an audio sample from a live acoustic performance Ms. Diaz put up on YouTube. You can download and donate for a full band version of the song at iTunes or Amazon to benefit CureSearch for Cancer.Kate is also participating in a holiday concert at December 18 from 6 to 8pm at Potbellys, Lake Cook & Weiland in Buffalo Grove, IL.  where they’ll be donating 25% of all dinnertime sales.