My birthday is August 13. It’s coming up pretty fast, and it’ll be my 37th. I’ve never had cancer. Some people I love have had cancer, just like I bet some people you love have.
Some of them are still here to blow candles out on their birthdays, and on those days I quietly note my joy that another marker has passed. Another year the cancer is further in our rear-view mirror, becoming a smaller piece of the landscape.
The American Cancer Society is giving you a shot at being a rock star. Go to More Birthdays.com and share a video of you belting out your ode to birthdays, whatever way you see fit.
I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be acting as the Judge for the video competition, and the finalists will have their videos featured alongside some of the biggest stars in music-so go on, go find your leather pants and get ready to rock out for more birthdays.
To kick you off, I wrote my birthday song to the tune of Liz Phair’s classic “Perfect World”, one of my all time favorite songs. This is my No Cancer twist on it, because in my perfect world, there would be none whatsoever, and there would be all the birthdays we could blow the candles out on- forever and ever.
PS Be gentle- I’m no Liz Phair. But for this??? I’ll sing in public.
*Note: My entry is of course not official, because, yep, I AM the judge and I may be a little biased on my own behalf. Holla when you’ve put up your vid, I want to go see it ASAP!
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