Vancouver singer, songwriter and performer Rachael Chatoor describes herself as "a mom first," but despite her busy schedule taking care of two young children, she's very active in the local live music scene who also doesn't hesitate to donate her time to special causes. She is one of over 20 artists taking part in a follow-up compilation album that will raise awareness and funds for the I'm Too Young for This Young Adult Cancer Foundation.
I'm Too Young for This, voted one of Time Magazine's Top 50 website of 2007 creates a very down to earth community for survivors, family and friends; "Our mission is to help young adults affected by cancer to get busy living."
As career performer and musician Rachael Chatoor has played on large tours, as well as in small, medium and private venues across the globe and was on stage this year at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival with Kelly Brock, who was BC Country Music Award -nominated for female vocalist of the year 2008.
Taking time to give what she can to great causes is a task Chatoor is always willing to take on as she recently played at a fundraiser for the Babz Chula Society, which was created to assist Canadian television and film icon Babz Chula with her ongoing battle with cancer.
I'm Too Young for This founder Matthew Zachary, recipient of the 2007 Hollywood FAME Award for Humanitarianism, talked about the first album they produced: "Instead of simply slapping a pink ribbon on an existing compilation of songs by random pop artists, this project has deeper meaning and purpose as a practical educational tool that not only raises awareness for our mission but fulfills it simultaneously." [via CD Baby]
They took to Chatoor and have supported her contribution to the upcoming album. Her single "Standing All The Way" will appear on Volume 2 of the I'm Too Young for This compilation in 2009. The Vancouver Film School will also be creating a video for the single this spring.