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Jun 19, 2018

Caitlin Bradley's EP raising awareness for cancer one song at a time

Roncalli College YES student Caitlin Bradley is creating a music EP and accompanying booklet to raise awareness of cancer.

Caitlin Bradley

For Caitlin​ Bradley, the key notes of her original EP are New Zealand musicians, stories from the heart, and hope-inspired doodles.

In conjunction with the Cancer Society, the 17 year old is busy creating a five-track EP to raise awareness of cancer, a cause she strongly believes in.

"Everyone I've talked to has a connection to someone who's had cancer, in some way."

For her, it was her grandmother, who passed away late March this year. It was their shared love of music that inspired the project.

"I wanted to do something for her, and give back to the Cancer Society.

"She was a very, very good lady."

The project, which Bradley used to enter The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (Yes), will feature songs written by her and musicians Jamie McDell​, Kaylee​ Bell, Jordan Luck, and Rikki​ Morris.

"It's about bringing what we have to the table."

A booklet will accompany the EP, with stories from those who have experienced cancer. Alongside them will be messages of hope, written by Lorraine Downes (wife cricketer Martin Crowe who died from cancer in 2016), former Christchurch Boys High School head boy and cancer survivor Jake Bailey, and singer Stan Walker who has had stomach cancer.

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