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



Tom Chapin

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Learn more about ACS, what they do, and their plans for the future.

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by Tom Chapin

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

This is why Laura Bonanni participates in our annual #ReachandRaise #yoga event. What's your reason? Share with us and sign up today:

#ResearchIsTheReason @_emmamyles' mom survived breast cancer twice. Watch and learn why supporting BCRF and breast cancer research is so important to Emma this #MothersDay.

Hugging our village tight today 💖 #MothersDay

"St. Jude ha hecho por mí lo más grande que pueda existir, salvar la vida de mi hija Camila y ¡permitirme seguir celebrando el Día de las Madres, con mi guerrera!" - Roxi, mamá de Camila, paciente de St. Jude
¡Feliz Día de las Madres! ❤️

“St. Jude has done the best thing for me, save my daughter Camila’s life and allow me to continue celebrating Mother's Day with my warrior!” - Roxi, St. Jude patient Camila’s mom
Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️

Let's kick off National Women's Health Week by taking charge of your health. Did you know getting regular breast cancer screening tests (and treatment if diagnosed) lowers your risk of dying from breast cancer?
Learn more:

"Everything I do in my life is because of you." This #MothersDay, @aokafor57 honors his mother who passed away from AML. Learn more about his partnership with LLS to support young cancer survivors at or visit >>

Happy #MothersDay! Today is the final day to enter for a chance to win one of two amazing prize packages in our Mother's Day Sweepstakes. (No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends May 10).

“If it wasn't for research, my whole ordeal may have turned out very differently.”—Eileen, mom to @_emmamyles, diagnosed in 1985 and 1991

#ResearchIsTheReason Eileen could watch her daughters grow up. This #MothersDay, read her story.

Blessed beyond belief! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there today! #AMomentWMom #MothersDay

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