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Music Video Features Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Patient to Raise Awareness

A collaboration between a Johns Hopkins pediatric patient, a rising indie alt/pop group and an organization dedicated to spreading the medicine of music created a new music video for an original song, “No Giving Up.”

East of Eli, fronted by singer/songwriter/actor Nathan West and his wife and actress Chyler Leigh, joined musical forces with Grammy-winning songwriter Steven Battey and Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology patient Ashley Hackerman to create the video. They were brought together by Singing for Superheroes, a group that creates original music for children with illnesses and disabilities.

The music was performed and the video was recorded at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. An introduction from actor Chris Evans and cameos from other musicians were included in the video.

“Having the opportunity to give hope through the power of music and spread joy through the halls of John Hopkins’ pediatric cancer center was an absolute honor for us,” West and Leigh said in a statement. “To say that big things often come in little packages is an understatement when you spend time with the real superheroes of the story, the children. They are absolute warriors and the smiles we shared together were a true testament to their huge hearts. We are forever grateful for such an unforgettable day full of laughter and love and look forward to working with Singing For Superheroes again.”

P&G in partnership with Giant Food is proud to support pediatric cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.