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Ben’s Song: Music to Conquer Cancer
February 4, 2012
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Today is World Cancer Day, and London, Ontario-based band Two Crown King and the Skate4Cancer organization are joining the fight against the disease. Two Crown King is releasing a track today called 'Ben's Song' via iTunes. All proceeds from sales of the tune will go to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to support cancer research.

Ben is a close friend of the band. He recently lost his mother to cancer, and 'Ben's Song' is about his relationship with his mom, the feeling of loss when a loved one dies, and finding hope for the future. The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation calls it "a very special song". Check out band members and Ben himself talking about the tune below, and visit the 'Ben's Song' website for more information and to buy the track. And to hear the song for yourself, tune in to The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 tomorrow night at 8pm.

For more information about events that are taking place today - including the CN Tower being lit blue and orange to mark the occasion and the World Cancer Congress 2012 in Montreal - check out the World Cancer Day website. To find out more about the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, you can visit their Facebook page here. And you can learn more about Skate4Cancer, a Toronto-based organization that holds events to spread awareness about cancer, right here.

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