Thursday, December 02, 2010

Jazz singer celebrates 2nd anniversary of double-lung transplant with Christmas CD

Alex Pangman and her Alley Cats

Please see the following message from Alex Pangman offering to sell her Christmas CD at a very reasonable price. She uses her celebrity status to promote organ donation awareness and I'm pleased to post this offer from her.

On November 4, 2008, Alex Pangman was given a second chance at life. She received a double-lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis at Toronto General Hospital. A three time National Jazz Award nominee, Alex is a favorite of jazz fans and dancers alike and has become one of Canada's leading classic jazz and traditional-swing vocalists. She uses her fame and talent to be an advocate for organ and tissue donation and works closely with Trillium Gift of Life Network in Ontario. Read Alex's transplant story. Visit Alex's Web Site.

I still have copies left of Christmas Gift, the holiday record I produced in 2006 to promote organ and tissue donation awareness. Each copy came with information on donating and was dedicated to the people who wait, have donated, or work in the hospitals with patients. I could do a sale of them for your web-site or email list, $10ppd in Canada or $15ppd in the U.S. with an autograph. Would just love for people to hear the record, because they truly understand the meaning of the words "christmas gift". The disc is ten songs long, and full of familiar songs like "Jingle bells, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Winter Wonderland, & I'll be Home For Christmas"... and also some lesser known but delightful holiday tunes from the 1930s. Think about it. I could accept orders to my email address. Alex."

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