Strum­ming for a cause

P.E.I. man releases CD in sup­port of bat­tle against can­cer

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - RELIGION / FEATURES - BY MITCH MAC­DON­ALD

A P.E.I. man is us­ing the power of song to help in the fight against can­cer.

Glen McDonald, of Mur­ray Harbour Road, has re­leased his sec­ond CD Is­land Way #2 as a fundraiser for the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety of P.E.I.

Mac­Don­ald has played in lo­cal ceilidh fundrais­ers for nearly 30 years and re­leased his first CD sev­eral years ago. The CD saw pro­ceeds of nearly $5,000 go­ing to­wards the ceilidh he was in­volved in at the time.

He said he wanted his new CD to sup­port a cause that is close to many Is­lan­ders.

“I have rel­a­tives that have can­cer… I kind of like to help out with any chance I get be­cause I’ve just been lucky my­self and am still fairly healthy and able to work,” said McDonald. “I don’t think there are many fam­i­lies on the Is­land that haven’t been touched by can­cer.”

The al­bum con­sists of coun­try mu­sic cov­ers and is avail­able for sale at Ste­wart and Beck Home Hard­ware in Mon­tague.

MITCH MAC­DON­ALD/THE GUARDIAN

P.E.I. mu­si­cian Glen McDonald holds up a copy of his lat­est CD Is­land Way #2, which was re­leased this month in sup­port of the P.E.I. Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety. The CD is avail­able for sale at Ste­wart and Beck Home Hard­ware in Mon­tague and will see profits go­ing to­wards the bat­tle against can­cer.

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