Our New Cancer-Fighting Anthem!

Fight Of Our Life

Fight of our Life is a heartfelt and empowering song written by Grammy Award-Winning songwriter, singer, guitarist, Jim Peterik. Joining Jim on our single are music legends Dennis DeYoung, Ray Parker Jr. and Mindi Abair. Through “Fight of Our Life,” we aim to spread a message of hope, resilience, and triumph while raising awareness and funds for life-saving research and cancer patient support services. This year’s Fight of Our Life Campaign goal is to raise $100,000. Proceeds will be donated equally between two remarkable institutions, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Cancer Vaccine Institute at UW Medicine.

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Exciting News! We have a Fight of Our Life Donor Match!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Beverly and Michael Holtzer and their Holtzer Family Fund, any donation we receive will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000!

Will you help us double down on Hope, Progress and Saving Lives?
Your donation, no matter the size, will be instantly doubled, amplifying its impact, and bringing us a step closer to our goal of raising $100,000 this calendar year.

Proceeds from our Fight of Our Life campaign will support cancer-fighting families in need of critical resources at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and life-saving cancer vaccine treatment and research at Cancer Vaccine Institute at UW Medicine.

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Michele Abrams of ICFC, with Beverly and Michael Holtzer

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How did “Fight of Our Life” come to be?
by Michele Abrams

It all started with an introduction made by my dear friend, Mindi Abair. In the fall of 2022, In Concert for Cancer had the privilege of presenting Grammy Award-Winning songwriter, singer, guitarist Jim Peterik and his legendary band The Ides of March for our 11th annual benefit concert. Our all-star lineup included music legends Ray Parker Jr., Mark Farner, and Mindi Abair. It was a beautiful night of incredible music that united the Seattle community in spirit and song. The concert took place in Seattle at the iconic music venue, Jazz Alley. It was a night of love, inspiration, and performances for the history books!

After collaborating with Jim and his team, I knew I wanted to get to know him better and work with him again. Much like I believe, Jim believes in the power of music to unite the world, to lift spirits and to change lives. Given In Concert for Cancer is a music-centric charity, I have always had a vision for a theme song, an uplifting cancer-fighting anthem that would exude the spirit of our mission.

Jim Peterik and Mindi Abair performing Fight Of Our LifeIn 2022, just a day or two after Jim and his band performed at our annual charitable concert, I took the initiative to send him an email, saying, “You know, if Sylvester Stallone asked you to write another “Eye of the Tiger,” I know you would. I’m just Michele Abrams, but is there any chance you would consider writing a song for our charity?”

Jim enthusiastically emailed back, “I would love to!”

My heart jumped for joy. The man who wrote “Eye of the Tiger” and so many smash hits for legendary artists and bands was inspired to write a song for us! I was honored, and I knew it was going to be amazing.

Jim Peterik and Mindi Abair writing Fight Of Our LifeTo my surprise, Jim had the first version of our song completed in a week. The lyrics and music came to him quickly.

At first, Jim thought to call the song, “Fight of Your Life.” But we know that cancer affects everyone—it is truly “The Fight of OUR Life”—hence the song’s official name. We wanted our anthem to be a mini “We are the World,” a joyous song and collaboration between some of the world’s most notable voices and instrumentalists. In 2023 Jim’s good friends Dennis DeYoung, Ray Parker Jr. and Mindi Abair joined forces with us and added their unique and notable voices to the recording.

The ICFC TeamJim assembled some of Chicago’s finest musicians to perform the instrumentals, along with Mindi Abair’s saxophone parts. Larry Millas, Jim’s long-time guitarist and sound engineer mixed the song. The culmination is a triumphant cancer-fighting anthem with a catchy melody that makes you feel inspired and empowered!

Our hope is that “Fight of Our Life” touches hearts worldwide while raising awareness and $100,000 in its first year of the campaign.

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Our Inspiring Beneficiaries

The net proceeds from this campaign will fund life-saving vaccine treatment and research at Cancer Vaccine Institute at UW Medicine, and cancer patient support services at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Be among first to see the LIVE debut performance of Fight of Our Life in Seattle!

Join Us for our 13th Annual Benefit Concert!
Lineup Announced Soon.

Our October 7th show will be an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience! A limited number of VIP tickets will be available. Drop us a line if you would like to learn more, and be added to our priority waitlist. info@inconcertforcancer.org

Save the date. Monday October 7, 2024. In Concert for Cancer at Jazz Alley

Jim Peterik – Behind Writing Fight of Our Life

Ray Parker Jr. – Music Makes You Feel Good!

Fight of Our Life Artists – Music is the Vehicle for Good

Mindi Abair – The Power of Music

Jim Peterik – Shares Family Cancer Experience 

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