Prime Time Voices For Children’s “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” Lit Up The Airwaves, Brightened Hospital Hallways And Raised Over $8000 For Children In Need

 

This past holiday season, veteran voice actor Joe Cipriano led a cast of 31 voice over talents on a merry quest: to speak new life into a favorite holiday classic and raise both funds and awareness for seriously ill children.

The cast, collectively known as Prime Time Voices For Children, created a new version of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” With KTWV leading the way, the track was added to the holiday programming on radio stations across the country.

Downloads for radio stations were facilitated by Yangaroo’s Digital Media Distribution System at no cost. Joe Cipriano produced the track. John Masecar donated his sound design talents and Steve Bravin and his team at Killer Tracks freely contributed the music free of licensing fees, courtesy of Universal Music Group.

Local members of Prime Time Voices For Children met on December 21 at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA to read stories to the children who, due to the seriousness of their conditions, were not allowed to go home for the holidays. It was so well-received by the children and staff that the group plans to make further visits to entertain the children later this year.

The project collected $8000.00 in donations for the Chase Child Life Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.  Amy Bullock, MSEd, Director of Chase Child Life spoke on behalf of the hospital, “Thank you so very much for championing this cause and having such a significant impact on the lives of medically fragile children.  The funds raised will be used to enhance creative arts resources for children in the inpatient and outpatient settings on both campuses.  This will include pottery and model sets that are most appealing to tween and adolescent patients.  The Burbank House of Hobbies is one of the vendors we use frequently to purchase model cars and planes for teen patients.  These resources are key elements of the healing process, providing adolescents with access to short term projects they enjoy and distract them from discomfort, invasive medical procedures, and isolation from friends.”

The track will be available throughout the year on CDBaby.com, Amazon MP3, and iTunes – with 100% of proceeds going to Prime Time Voices for Children, benefitting Chase Child Life Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

We wish everyone the very best for 2012. Thanks again to our wonderful cast:

Joan Baker, Bob Bergen, Kay Bess, Corey Burton, Joe Cipriano, Howard Cogan, Townsend Coleman, Josh Daugherty, George DelHoyo, Kara Edwards, Dave Fennoy,Pat Fraley, Stew Herrera, Ben Patrick Johnson, Brian Lee, Bill Lloyd, Anthony Mendez, Paul Pape, Jim Pratt, Bill Ratner, Rino Romano, Scott Rummell, Ashton Smith, Jim Tasker, John Taylor, Randy Thomas, Keri Tombazian, Sylvia Villagran, Rick Wasserman, Beau Weaver and Zurek

Thanks to Tom Anthony at IMS for the web-related work, and Kellie Peters at It Factory Media for donating public relations services.

Prime Time Voices For Children Press Contact:

Kellie Peters (kellie.peters@itfactorymedia.com) 310.497.4240

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