TCU Frogs for the Cure Announces “The Voice” Artists to Record Song to Benefit Susan G. Komen®

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Luke Wade and Mia Z’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to be released September 1

Every fall, Frogs for the Cure produces a music video with a song recognized as an anthem of courage for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. This annual program at Texas Christian University (TCU) is now in its 11th year to enhance awareness of breast cancer, support survivors and their families, and raise funds for Susan G. Komen®. This year, Frogs for the Cure is sharing its uplifting message from soaring heights for the thousands of strong women and men around the country who have battled breast cancer. The 2015 music video will feature the iconic 1960s song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” performed by NBC’s “The Voice” finalists, Luke Wade and Mia Z.

Wade and Mia Z’s version of the song will be available for purchase on iTunes on Tuesday, September 1, and through October 2016, 81 cents of each download will be donated to Komen.

“TCU Frogs for the Cure and Susan G. Komen are doing great work,” said Wade, a season 7 finalist of “The Voice.” “I watched both of my grandmothers struggle with breast cancer when I was growing up. It is such an honor and privilege to lend my voice to this cause which has had a personal impact on me.”

“Being a part of TCU Frogs for the Cure means a lot to me,” said Mia Z, a season 8 finalist of “The Voice.” “Breast cancer has touched each and every one of us in some kind of way, so we must join Frog forces and continue to fight for the cure!”

Scenes for this year’s music video will be shot on the TCU campus on August 30 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Breast cancer survivors, the entire TCU campus and the Fort Worth community are invited to participate by registering at frogsforthecure.tcu.edu/events. Video shoot participants must wear a Frogs for the Cure 2015 t-shirt, which is now available for purchase for $15 at TCU’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore; $6 of each purchase will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth.

The sixth annual music video, which will also feature scenes shot in Los Angeles and Montana, will debut at the 11th annual Frogs for the Cure home football game between TCU and West Virginia University on Thursday, October 29. It will be available to view online following the game at youtube.com/frogsforthecure. To preview this year’s music video, visit bit.ly/fftc2015promo.

Frogs for the Cure is led by Ann Louden, who serves on the TCU Chancellor’s executive team and is a breast cancer survivor.

“We are very excited to kick off the second decade of Frogs for the Cure,” said Louden. “With the talents of Luke Wade and Mia Z, we continue spreading the word nationally that together we can all make a difference.”

Frogs for the Cure will host the Feed Your Pink Side Luncheon to raise money for the program on Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the TCU Brown-Lupton University Union. Emcee Deborah Ferguson, anchor of NBC 5 Today, will be joined by featured guest speakers Bob and Linda Carey, co-founders of The Tutu Project which supports The Carey Foundation to raise funds for cancer patients.

Sponsors of Frogs for the Cure 2015 at release time are Barnes & Noble College, Baylor All Saints Medical Center Joan Katz Breast Center, JPMorgan Chase and Moncrief Cancer Institute.

For more information about Frogs for the Cure, please visit frogsforthecure.tcu.edu or facebook.com/FrogsfortheCureforKomen.

ABOUT TCU FROGS FOR THE CURE

Frogs for the Cure is a partnership between Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, and international philanthropy, Susan G. Komen®, to enhance awareness, provide education, raise funds, and support those in the fight against breast cancer. Each year, Frogs for the Cure produces a music video with a song recognized as an anthem for anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. TCU is the only school in the country to have this unique partnership with Susan G. Komen®.

In 2005, TCU initiated the idea of a pink-out celebration at halftime of a home football game in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink-out and pink ribbon game tributes are now established traditions at high school, college and NFL football games across the U.S.
ABOUT Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $847 million in research and provided $1.8 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.