The Reason For Hope - July 25th!

Codapop Recording Studio is proud to present:

July 25th, 2011 marks the official CD Release for "The Reason For Hope", a collection of Eastern Canadian artists in aid of Metastatic Breast Cancer research.

The evening, hosted at The Carleton Restaurant on Argyle Street, will be a night to celebrate with friends as musicians coming together in an optimistic way to make a change and raise awareness for this disease.  We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance from The Carleton at 902-422-6335.

Come out and have a drink, peruse the items and say hello to friends.

A silent auction will be held at the venue and will start at 6:30pm.  Music starts at 8pm, including performances by Emma Lee Stewart, Ruth Minnikin, David Myles and Mary Stewart as well as other artists featured on the CD.  There will also be a special performance by Lennie Gallant.  Tickets to the event are $20.00 and we will have CDs for sale at $15.00.

Thank you to our contributing sponsors: The Delta Halifax , Turbine by Lisa Drader Murphy and The Carleton for helping make this night possible.

In May of 2010, New Glasgow resident Emma Lee Stewart learned her cancer had returned for the second time. This time, however, it returned as metastatic breast cancer, seeded in her liver. Over the last year the cancer has spread leaving metastasis in her bones and brain. Upon her first diagnosis with Breast Cancer in 2006, Stewart founded The Reason For Hope Not-For-Profit Society which has donated money to The Canadian Cancer Society, The Lodge That Gives and The Oncology Department at the Aberdeen hospital in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Prior to Stewart's diagnosis, she has been actively involved in the music community of Nova Scotia for years as founding chair of The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee, a member of the board of The Provincial Music Festival, a vocal teacher, and a board member of The New Glasgow Dragon Boat Festival, to name a few.

In attempt to turn a negative situation into a positive one, her daughter, Mary Stewart, got the idea of spreading the message through music. During the year of 2010, Mary reached out to friends of the Stewart family to make this project possible. We here at Codapop Studios (www.codapop.com) have worked on this project with Mary, allowing use of our Halifax Studio to record select tracks from Emma Lee Stewart, Doris Mason, Mary Stewart and The Danger Bees for this project.

All of the musicians on this CD are longtime friends of the Stewart family and have kindly donated their songs to help spread awareness for this worthy cause.

The fundraising goal for this project is $15,000.00. Net proceeds will flow to The Breast Cancer Network for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research to make a change for women who find themselves in this situation in the future via The Reason For Hope Society.

The Reason For Hope CD Track Listing :

A light - CRUSH LUTHER
Sadie In The Kitchen - ROSE COUSINS
Up Up & Away - AMOS THE TRANSPARENT
Last Waltz - JENN GRANT
Runaway - DAVID MYLES
Separate Cities - CRISSI COCHRANE
No Matter- THE LOVE MACHINE
Old Faithful - RUTH MINNIKIN
Don't Call It Being Lonely - THE DANGER BEES
I'd Try Anything - ALERT THE MEDIC
I Could Love You More- IN FLIGHT SAFETY
End Of The Road- HOPEFUL MONSTER
Brushed By The Wings Of An Angel - MATT MINGLEWOOD
Good Wife - MARY STEWART
Send Someone For Me- EMMA LEE
When Emma Sings - DORIS MASON
An Extraordinary Ordinary Life - LENNIE GALLANT

If you are interested in recording at Codapop or would like to come for a visit and see the facility please contact us at:
(902) 407-2399