“Heroes” is a song of courage, hope, and love Kathryn the Grape and friends wrote to help raise awareness and support for children and adults living with MPS and related rare diseases. Since there are no cures for these rare diseases, which impact 10% of Americans (rare but not uncommon), we are doing our best to help save lives by drawing attention to the National MPS Society through “Heroes.” This song features 14-year old Michelle Hopkins (who has MPS1) as lead singer with a choir of youth backup singers. Joyfully produced and released with loving community support through our Kandon Cares Songs for Charity program, proceeds from every digital music download or stream/play will directly benefit the National MPS Society.
Exclusive Pre-Release Opportunity
“Heroes (featuring Michelle Hopkins & Friends)” will release worldwide on 10/1/2018. Pre-order links are below. However, we are pleased to share an exclusive pre-release opportunity to download “Heroes” on Bandcamp now — weeks before it releases elsewhere.
“Heroes” Production Credits
Lyrics, music, and melody written by Kathryn Cloward
Music co-written by Israel Garcia, Arnie Garcia, David Stone, and James Furgeson
© 2018 Kathryn Cloward | ℗ 2018 Kandon Unlimited, Inc.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
Drums — Israel Garcia
Bass — David Stone
Guitars — Arnie Garcia
Keys — James Ferguson
Lead Vocals — Michelle Hopkins
Backing Vocals — Kathryn Cloward, Leonard Patton, Megan Nguyen
Youth Choir — Ciarra Benson, Eloise Hirt, Madi Hirt, Ryan MacDonald, Samantha MacDonald, Tommy Massey Kamryn McElvain, Mia McElvain, Masyn Miller, Meilyn Miller, Morgyn Miller, Giovanni Pavone, Alyssa Quintana, Torrey Smith, Ava Tibbetts, Fiona Turk, Lena Turk, Sarina Turk, Juliana Zuchelli
Produced by Kathryn Cloward
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Alan Sanderson at Pacific Beat Recording
Associate Producers & Courage Contributors
Seal-Gaustad Family and Mirus Promotions
Steph and Jody Pillar
Jack and Mary Cloward
Cyndi and Rick Varacalle
Fran and Rob Greenstein
Special thanks to Fran Garfinkel-Greenstien, Lynn Hopkins, and Amy Holland for helping to plant seeds of inspiration for this special project to bloom. kandoncares.org/heroes/