R&B/POP ARTIST FRANK ANTHONY ANNOUNCES HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE II HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA SEPTEMBER 2012
WORLD-WIDE PREMIERE OF HIS SINGLE STILL STANDING REFLECTS HIS JOURNEY
TORONTO, ON (OCTOBER 2, 2013) – R&B/POP Artist Frank Anthony announced that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2012. The announcement was made after his world premiere performance of his latest single, Still Standing, at the Toronto Light the Night Walk this evening. The diagnosis came as Frank Anthony’s single “Live in My Bed” ft. Kendrick Lamar was released and nine days after the release of his mixtape Sixty8 Comeback, both experiencing great success. The news shook him to the core.
“As you can imagine, the news was devastating, it was almost like an out of body experience when they told me,” says Frank Anthony, “I kept shaking my head saying they got it wrong but needless to say, it was the truth and it was hard to accept,” he added. “I wrote the song in my head as I was undergoing my 10 months of strenuous chemotherapy and radiation. I found myself going to very dark places over that time frame and it wasn’t easy for me or my family but I got through it and it was these words that played in my head over and over again. I felt it was important to share it with others afflicted with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but also for anyone who has stood strong and triumphed though any adversity. It is universal,” he added.
Frank Anthony will be performing this song at the following Light the Night walks as well:
- Ottawa – Saturday, October 19, 2013
- ·London – Saturday, October 26, 2013
The song will is available on CDBaby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/frankanthony12 with net earnings to be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada® and will be available online well after his performance.
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Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, family and friends gather in select sites across Canada to bring light to the dark world of cancer. Thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer survivors, a red one to walk as a supporter and a gold one in memory of a loved one.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Canada
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada® (LLSC) is Canada’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLSC mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLSC funds lifesaving blood cancer research across Canada and provides free information and support services.
Charitable Business Number: 10762 3654 RR0001 www.LLSCanada.org