Taylor Swift To Debut New Song Written in Honor of Fallen Cancer Patient Tonight

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Taylor Swift To Debut New Song Written in Honor of Fallen Cancer Patient Tonight

On tonight’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon, Taylor Swift will debut a new song dedicated to a great cause.

According to The Associated Press, the song was written by Taylor after reading the blog of Maya Thompson, the mother of 3-year-old Ronan. Ronan died last year after his fight with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. Maya has also been credited as a co-writer.

According to a source, the song has never been performed in public. Following the telethon, the song will be available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to cancer-related charities.

Tim McGraw is also scheduled to perform on tonight’s telethon.

“Stand Up To Cancer” airs tonight at 8:00PM ET /PT. ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the nationally televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7, to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. BIO, E!, ENCORE, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STYLE, TBS and VH1 have also committed to carry the Stand Up To Cancer telecast.

The program will include a celebrity phone/multi-media bank that will allow viewers to interact with participating talent. Viewers will also be able to donate via text-to-give and at standup2cancer.org. One hundred percent of all public donations will go directly to cancer research.