These words are the chorus of the original song "Hold On, " written and performed by Greg Lizee, Ph.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Melanoma Medical Oncology department. The song's message is simple: Hope. It's about positivity, patience and faith -- faith that things will get better. You have to hold on through the bad times to reach the good.
The song is dedicated to cancer survivors, anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis and treatment through the remaining years of life, as well as family members and caregivers who have been affected by the diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, there are now more than 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States, and each one had to hold on during their cancer journey in order for things to get better.
The full-length version of 'Hold On' is now available for download through iTunes and Amazon. A majority of the proceeds will be donated directly to fund cancer immunotherapy research at MD Anderson.
Learn the origins of "Hold On" from Dr. Lizee: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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