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Childhood is usually a time filled with running and jumping and playing, but for sick children spending hours confined to a bed becomes an everyday occurrence. A new partnership between MyMusicRX and the Children’s Cancer Association is aiming to raise money and awareness for serious illnesses for today’s annual #GivingTuesday campaign.
In an effort to make children dealing with difficult illnesses feel a little less alone, a number of musicians have headed to bed for a performance and a message of hope. Toronto native Alessia Cara is one of the artists lending her voice and her support to the first-ever #Bedstock2016.
“Thank you for letting me sing my song from the comfort of my own bed,” says Cara at the opening of her video. “I’ve never really sang any of my songs like this in my bed so it’s really awesome.”
Cara fittingly sang her inspirational track “Scars to Your Beautiful,” which is about finding the beauty in exactly who you are and what makes you happy. The single is off Cara’s full length debut Know-It-All, which also features “I’m Yours,” “Wild Things,” and “Here,” all songs Cara sang in addition to “Scars to Your Beautiful” during her incredible performance this past Friday at the first ever iHeartRadio Canada Jingle Ball.
Cara isn’t the only Canadian pop star getting involved in the great cause. Fellow iHeartRadio MMVA performers Tegan and Sara also got comfy for #Bedstock 2016 and invited fans onto their tour bus.
“We’re on our tour bus, we’re out on tour and this is my bunk. This is where I sleep, this is my actual bed,” said Tegan Quinn. “You’re welcome to come into my bunk with us.”
Armed with an acoustic guitar, the two sisters performed their 2015 track “Closer,” a fitting choice considering their intimate performance quarters.
In addition to Alessia Cara and Tegan and Sara, a number of other celebs got between the sheets for a performance to support #Bedstock2016, including Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Moby, Jenny Lewis, Skylar Grey, Broods, Andy Grammer and Panic! at the Disco.