Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lin Bryant

On Satur­day Novem­ber 8th, the lead singers from 15 of some of the best lo­cal bands in Utah will be get­ting to­gether to record a song that we hope will raise the aware­ness of chil­dren con­fined to hos­pi­tals over the Christ­mas hol­i­days. The song is ti­tled “Give Our­selves For Christ­mas” and was writ­ten by lo­cal mu­si­cian, Michael E. Coones. The ses­sion will mark the first of it’s kind in Utah. Michael and the band he plays in, Dan­ger Al­ley, hope this project will make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of a lot of chil­dren this hol­i­day sea­son. The event will be filmed for a video re­lease on the in­ter­net and the song will be re­leased as a sin­gle on iTunes with all pro­ceeds go­ing to The Pri­mary Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Salt Lake City.

The Christ­mas hol­i­days are very spe­cial to chil­dren and many won­der­ful mem­o­ries are made at this time of year. We are hop­ing we can do some­thing for the un­for­tu­nate ones who will miss be­ing home, among fam­ily and other loved ones on Christ­mas this year. We are hope­ful this will re­mind oth­ers how grate­ful their lives are and get peo­ple to time and re­sources to visit th­ese chil­dren and try to make their time there a bit less lonely.

Michael shared this when asked about the in­spi­ra­tion for a project of this big, “I got this idea from watch­ing the ”We Are The World” video on youtube. That video touched my heart, and I re­al­ized that all of the lo­cal bands could do the same thing and make a dif­fer­ence in our own com­mu­nity here in Utah. We are all very ex­cited about this project and our abil­ity to use the mu­si­cal gifts that we have been given to help oth­ers is truly won­der­ful.”

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