Singer Savannah Outen Dedicates Song to Teen Cancer Patient
On March 18, YouTube sensation and Disney recording artist Savannah Outen will sing her newly-recorded song “Brave and True” to 16 year-old Bo Oliver, a cancer patient at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Outen was paired with Oliver this past summer through Music is Medicine’s Donate a Song project. Outen wrote and recorded the song in Oliver’s honor. The song and music video will be sold to raise money for Johns Hopkins pediatric oncology research.
Outen’s rise to fame began in 2007, when she posted videos of herself singing popular songs on YouTube. Since then, her original music has attracted almost 80 million views and 430,000 subscribers on YouTube. Outen’s first single, “Goodbyes”, debuted as #28 on Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown and peaked at #5. She has recorded songs for DisneyMania 7 and Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.
The Donate a Song project is a program of Music is Medicine, an organization founded by Princeton junior Leora Friedman and daughter of Johns Hopkins pediatric oncologist Alan Friedman. The project is run by a team of Princeton students who encourage celebrities to write and record original songs for pediatric oncology patients at Johns Hopkins.