Casey Abrams Helps Raise IBD Awareness with a New Song
Casey Abrams, one of the finalists on season 10 of American Idol, will be helping to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with a new song and music video. Abrams has written an original song, “Chip on Your Shoulder,” which was inspired by both his own experience with IBD (he was diagnosed three years ago) and by the people he met through the national IBD awareness campaign.
Abrams has joined with Janssen Biotech, Inc and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) to not only raise money and awareness for IBD but also to “celebrate the achievements of those living beyond IBD through IBD Icons.” Fans can help support CCFA by registering to view Abrams’ music video at www.IBDIcons.com, with Janssen Biotech donating $1 for every new registration.
“Music has always helped me get through difficult times, especially when I was first diagnosed with UC,” stated Abrams. “After meeting hundreds of people through IBD Icons, I was amazed by their drive and determination to not give in to this disease. I hope this song unites all of the IBD Icons fans in an effort to raise awareness and encourages others to get control of their disease so they can pursue their dreams.”
“We are happy to be working with Casey and Janssen Biotech, Inc. again on this program which helps raise awareness and celebrates individuals with IBD,” said Kimberly Frederick, LCSW, MSW, Senior Vice President of Mission for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “There’s never been a song dedicated to the IBD community before, and we hope Casey’s lyrics will provide a source of inspiration to patients and their families.”
In other news, Abrams will be releasing his debut album on June 26th.
Source: Janssen Biotech