14-Year Old Kate Diaz, Singer, Musician, Philanthropist.

There's much more to Kate Diaz than singing and playing the guitar. This 14-year old, Chicago-native, began donating proceeds from her song 'Christmas Smiles' to CureSearch for Children's Cancer in 2010. What started as a service project for a summer leadership camp she attends each year, has turned in to an annual act of charity.

"I know people that have had cancer, like my grandparents and my dog. Being a kid, I can't imagine not being able to sing, play music, or soccer. That's why I decided to donate proceeds from my song to children's cancer. I did research to find a good organization and found CureSearch," says Kate.

Kate saved tips she earned by performing at a local Potbelly last year and used them to release her first single 'Christmas Smiles' on iTunes. Recently, she was asked to perform for a second time on Windy City Live, a Chicago morning television show where she promoted her song 'Christmas Smiles' and spoke about her campaign for children's cancer. Along with this song, she has also performed other songs from her 2 acoustic albums at House of Blues concert, Lollapalooza's Kidzapalooza, and many other venues in the Chicagoland area.

Kate is thankful to her parents, older brother, and friends for supporting her campaign to raise funds for CureSearch; whether by driving her to and from gigs or promoting her CD on their Facebook pages.

CureSearch thanks Kate for all of her time and effort to help raise funds for children's cancer research. We look forward to watching her career develop in the future.

'Christmas Smiles' can be purchased at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/christmas-smiles-single/id406538557 with proceeds benefitting CureSearch for Children's Cancer.

For more information on CureSearch visit curesearch.org
For more information on Kate Diaz visit katediazmusic.com  

Christine Bork
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