Pioneers for a cure

has one primary mission:

to fight cancer with song downloads

A Stellar Model of


grassroots philanthropy

[A] collaborative project ...

donates all the proceeds to promote

innovative cancer research



Peri Smilow

About Memorial Sloan Kettering

As one of the world’s premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in…

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by Peri Smilow

Important News

Unfortunately, our partner organization is no longer maintaining its 501c3 status and so we are no longer a non-profit organization for tax purposes.

We are leaving this site up so you can continue to access the music we’ve made. Please consider supporting the cancer charities we’ve supported directly.

Supported Charities

We’ve funded more than 40 cancer charities around the world. We went live in April 2009 and first donations were received the same day that went to charities. Half of our donors upgrade to donations of $9.99 and even $99.99 per track.

Artists Supporting

Over 100 songs have been recorded by artists from around the world, including Suzanne Vega, Ben E. King, Tom Chapin, Randy Brecker, Matt White, John Pizzarelli and David Broza. This community of contributors created historically significant music, which is only available through Pioneers For A Cure. All proceeds go to artist-selected cancer charities.

Free “Am Yisrael Chai” Single

Pioneers For A Cure released the single “Am Yisrael Chai,” a dynamic and beautiful mix of the traditional melody with the famous version written by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Enjoy it for free!

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Recent Twitter Posts From Supported Charities

FDA Approves Merck’s KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) as Adjuvant Treatment for Adult and Pediatric (≥12 Years of Age) Patients With Stage IIB or IIC Melanoma Following Complete Resection.

A fond farewell to Jane Byrne (right) and congratulations to Brooke Hodgkins (left)!

Jane recently retired as our Referral Center Manager after working at Care Dimensions for more than 15 years. Brooke was promoted into that role.

Best of luck to them both!

"Everything I do is for my mom." ❤️

@quincywilliams_ and @QuinnenWilliams honor their late mother with their #MyCauseMyCleats, teaming up with @AmericanCancer to bring awareness to all cancers. #ItTakesAllOfUs

Boost your protection against COVID-19 by getting all of the necessary doses of the vaccine. The vaccines – and boosters – are essential in helping to protect those that are clinically vulnerable, including people living with cancer. Find out more:

Fire fighters are routinely exposed to toxic fumes and chemical substances when responding to fires. Learn how to do more to keep #firefighters safe from cancer. @IAFFNewsDesk

Another Great Debate/ #intralesional therapy:Oncolytic Virus versus other specific immune modulators? Profs Igor Puzanov @RoswellPark & @OmidHamidMD @angelesclinic /Attendees shifted towards other modulators in future @PAscierto @FondMelanoma #IOBridge2021

Want to share something tasty? Grab a @Moes_HQ taco, fajita or nacho meal kit! Thanks to Moe's generosity they will donate $5 from every kit to @roswellpark throughout the entire @buffalosabres season. Share a meal for a great cause! 🥰

📸: Moe's Southwest Grill 🌮

This week I spoke with the director of the Sarcoma Medical Oncology Program at @RoswellPark about the incredibly rare cancer that killed Virgil Abloh and the research they are doing for treatment. @SPECNews1BUF

Nathaniel Ivanick, MD, FCCP, discusses the evolution of interventional pulmonology, the benefits of robotic navigational bronchoscopy in the field, and ongoing research that could further push the paradigm forward. @RoswellPark #oncology

“I remember my son turning around and saying to me, ‘Mum, you just have to live like it is not there.’”
Emma calls herself a “long term cancer thriver,” and uses her son’s words as her mantra – read her story below. 1/4

🚨 LAST CHANCE for 55% off at @Swimathon 2022 🚨 #SwimAgain at your choice of over 450 pools nationwide for the world’s largest annual fundraising swim, while raising money for our life-saving research and @MarieCurieUK. Enter here 👉 #Swimathon22

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