We’re Not Gonna Take It
Criss Angel is a renowned magician who has worked with childhood causes since 2001.
When his young son Johnny Crisstopher was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2015 at the tender age of just 20 months old, Chris took this one step further and started the Johnny Crisstopher Children’s Charitable Foundation in 2008 to raise Awareness of Paediatric Cancer and provide funds for research, treatment, and – ultimately – a cure.
Criss Angel has funded the operations of the foundation out of his own pocket since inception so that 100% of the donations can go directly to this fight against Childhood Cancer.
Criss recently directed Dee Snider in a remake of Twisted Sister’s rebellious Eighties anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Snider transformed the song into a thoughtful piano ballad to help raise awareness for Criss Angel’s HELP (Heal Every Life Possible) charity.
The magician directed the video in the deserts outside of Las Vegas, with Snider’s performance juxtaposed with images of young people shaving their heads and real footage of hospitalised children battling cancer.
“Dee and I have known each other since the 1990s and he was a strong proponent of mine for years. We are both from Long Island, or as we like to think of it, ‘Strong Island,’ and his record publishing company gave me the rights to the song and it is our anthem for gratis,” Angel told the Las Vegas Review Journal . “Dee was unbelievably generous with his time and participation.”
Posted on 9 September, 2016, in Blog and tagged cancer, Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Trust, Child Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Children with Cancer, Fighting Cancer, LFCT, Little Fighters Cancer Trust, paediatric cancer, pediatric cancer awareness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.