“The first place winner, country/folk singer-songwriter Kris Angelis, raised $7,401.”
The Music Beats Cancer Challenge raised a total of $23,064 for innovation in the fight against cancer. Four independent artists have won a 60-second streaming spot on the iHeartRadio app.
Music Beats Cancer, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises money for cancer solutions, has announced the winners of its latest challenge, an exclusive fundraising contest for independent musicians to to honor loved ones who have fought or continue to fight cancer.
The Music Beats Cancer Challenge raised $23,064 in total. This money will be used to support biotech innovators who lack the funds to continue advancing much-needed medical innovations against cancer. At the same time, the Challenge offered emerging artists a unique opportunity to align their voices with a worthy cause and reach a wider audience.
Only 43 independent artists from around the world were chosen to participate in the Challenge from hundreds of hopeful entrants.
The top four artists who have raised the most funds above the $1,000 minimum will be featured on a 60-second streaming spot on the iHeartRadio app, with 1.4 million monthly unique listeners. The 60-second spots will air to iHeart listeners in New York on Alternative, Classic Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Soft Rock and Top 40 Pop stations in April and May.
“Independent artists fuel our movement for change in the fight against cancer. They help us raise awareness of the importance of innovation for more effective cancer treatment,” says Dr. Mona Jhaveri, Founder of Music Beats Cancer.
The winners of the Music Beats Cancer Challenge are:
Kris Angelis, singer-songwriter and guitarist from Monterey, Calif., jumped from second to first with a last-minute donation, raising $7,401, the highest amount raised by an independent artist as part of a Music Beats Cancer challenge in the history of the non-profit organization!
Houston singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Winters came in second place, collecting $7,120, after holding the lead for most of the challenge.
Northern California lyricist-composer Loot Bryon Smith raised $2,280, which put him in third place.
Sarah Christine from Colorado was the final winner, taking home $2,010.
60-second streaming spot for the first four winners of the Music Beats Cancer challenge
iHeartRadio App New York listeners on Alternative, Classic Rock, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Soft Rock and Top 40 Pop stations
The streaming spots will take place in April and May.
This contest was operated and owned by Music Beats Cancer and was not an iHeartRadio contest. All FCC rules and regulations were followed. Funds received before or after the contest period are NOT considered for the challenge. No donation will be refunded.
All funds raised through the Music Beats Cancer Challenge support the Community Mega Fund, a fund that matches, dollar for dollar, donations made to cancer campaigns. #MusicBeatsCancer #iHeartRadioApp #iHeartRadio #ValentinesDay #Cancer
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