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6.8.2 Records Inc.

May 02, 2013 08:00 ET

Finding a Cure for Cancer With the Help of Influential Artists

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - Canada's #1 Hip Hop Record Label, 6.8.2 Records Inc. continues to raise awareness and support in finding a cure for cancer with the help of influential musicians such as Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and Bobby MacIntosh of Dead Celebrity Status.

Through Relay For Life, this fundraising event allows participants from all walks of life - including patients, medical support staff, corporations, faith-based groups and community volunteers - to join together to fight against cancer. This is all the more personal for 6.8.2 Records whose very own Sadat X, released a song "Cancer" featuring a Cancer Survivor on his latest album Love, Hell or Right.

"I was inspired to write a song about cancer for a few reasons," said Sadat X. "I witnessed my grandfather's slow death from brain cancer as a teenager, which left a mark on me. The second was after I saw Ronald MacDonald's house special on Kids with Cancer. It just didn't seem fair for cancer to touch the innocence of these children, and that really moved me to tears. In most urban communities, cancer is seen as a disease that only affects the elderly, which leaves many people believing they don't need to be tested. I'm here to promote testing, because early detection can save lives."

Bobby McIntosh of Dead Celebrity Status said, "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Like the majority of people in this world, I have come face-to-face with the emotional strain cancer has on someone. It has taken my father, and tried to take my mother, just like others in this world. But when cancer tried to take my mother's life, it lost, just like how it lost against some really close friends. It can be beat, which is a testament to those who fight everyday like warriors to ensure cancer is on the losing end."

"Fighters and survivors should be an inspiration to all of us and a prime example of the strength we all possess," MacIntosh said. "Never let cancer win, we are all stronger than that. Together, we can make a difference and help support the cause of finding a cure against a disease that has affected so many."

This couldn't be more true then for Lynn Johnston, Vice-President of 6.8.2 Records, who herself is a two-time cancer survivor, first diagnosed at the age of 10 and then when she was 23 years old. As a survivor, she has been a strong advocate for the Canadian Cancer Society and continues to raise awareness in finding a cure for cancer.

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