Franke Previte Donates Proceeds Of 2nd Charity Catalogue Release To Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
July 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM (PT)
Oscar-winning "Dirty Dancing" songwriter FRANKE PREVITE is more determined than ever to "knockout" pancreatic cancer in memory of his courageous friend, PATRICK SWAYZE. And with the iconic film’s 25th anniversary fast approaching next year, PREVITE has expanded his give-back mission by reaching deeper into his 40-year songbook to raise funds for fighting the dreaded disease through his music.
Last year, PREVITE released the original demo recordings for his "Dirty Dancing" smash hits "(I’ve Had) The of My Life" and "Hungry Eyes" and has continued to direct his proceeds to the PATRICK SWAYZE PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH FUND AT STANFORD. Now, PREVITE is promoting the recent release of his newly remastered catalogue from his "lost '80s" hit rock 'n' soul band, FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS, and aiming all of his proceeds for those recordings to the PANCREAS CANCER ACTION NETWORK (www.pancan.org), which LISA SWAYZE represents.
"As LISA moved to broaden her interest in pancreatic cancer fundraising, she moved onto the network, so it only made sense for me to move along with her," said PREVITE. "What I particularly like about this charity is that it concentrates on the early detection of pancreatic cancer and helps to try to prevent it at its earliest stage."
"Cancer is so prevalent in our society, and pancreatic cancer seems to be the most severe, with the least chance of survival," added PREVITE. "Being that it's taken a friend of mine, it seemed this was the right place to start. Every time I see a picture of PATRICK, whether it’s in a newspaper or online or on TV, it reminds me of what a tremendous loss his death meant to so many people around the world. To see somebody thats young and talented, with so much to give, have his life taken away in his prime is just too tragic. So if I’m able to help save one life, it’s all worth it. I just think it’s good to give back. It’s about your karma. Good things happen, I believe, when you do good things. To borrow a line I once wrote in a song, 'Karma comes back to you.'"