SONG OF HOPE - World Band - Official Video
1400 Musicians from 35 Countries playing One Song with One Mission.
Just one month ago today, Ryan Anthony sadly left us. Through his foundation and charity, CancerBlows
he championed music as the way to give people everywhere hope which is now the subject of an upcoming documentary feature film.
His final ambitious project was to appeal to musicians everywhere, of every standard, to come together and form this incredible
virtual ensemble, playing the stunningly beautiful "Song Of Hope". This was an anthem for Ryan and all he stood for.
Now, this video, containing all performers aged 6 to 93 and Grammy-winning recording artists alongside those just beginning
their musical journey, immortalize him and his mission to show Music=Hope.
To watch the video, visit
To learn more about the feature documentary and see the teaser trailer,
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ryan Anthony, our beloved father, son, husband, brother and inspiration,
passed away the morning of Tuesday, June 23rd, at the age of 51.
We are blessed that so many of you have traveled this long and difficult journey with us. Your prayers and support lifted all of us,
but especially Ryan, and inspired him to continue to fight every day.
Please keep his family in your prayers. Ryan leaves behind two children, Elizabeth (Lili) and Rowan; his wife, Niki;
mother Ruby Styler and step-father, Stan Styler; father, Roy Anthony and step-mother, Cathi Anthony; and his brother and sister-in-law,
R.B. and Shannon Anthony, along with many other extended family, adopted family, dear friends and “brothers”.
and The Ryan Anthony Foundation will continue the music and the mission in his memory,
working to bring light into the lives of patients, their families and the medical staff and ultimately find a cure for multiple myeloma
and other blood cancers.
In lieu of flowers, Ryan asked that donations be made to CancerBlows
and The Ryan Anthony Foundation.
“What we play is life” ~ Louis Armstrong
photo credit to Jeremy T Lock
Through exciting & unique musical events featuring the talents of brass musicians worldwide,
CancerBlows raises both awareness and money to encourage research for cancers with
a focus on blood cancers & multiple myeloma.
The music and the mission go on...Online Store
CancerBlows was intended as a singular moment-in-time but response has been so
overwhelming that we’re continuing the fight with more exciting events including the ones featured below.
It's time! Time to get your instrument and make a statement with me. I need as many as possible to join in this project.
From around the world, all ages and levels of ability - we need your participation in making a statement.
How important is music to you and what are you willing to do to help us in providing hope and strength during these days?
Please join me and legendary musicians, pass along to your friends and colleagues and create the worlds largest ensemble.
See link below and help the cause of music healing the world we live in.
Support The Ryan Anthony Foundation through Amazon Smile
If you can’t find it in the CancerBlows online store, you can find it on Amazon
(or you don’t need it!). Every time you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile a portion of your purchase is donated back to
The Ryan Anthony Foundation/CancerBlows.
Visit https://smile.amazon.com and select The Ryan Anthony Foundation as your charity
and then all you have to do is shop online
Re:mission – Rubato Release!
The new solo album by Ryan Anthony is available now in the CancerBlows online store and through digital distribution.
Re:mission – Rubato is the first of three planned Re:mission recordings each one featuring different musical groups. While the title Remission
may seem obvious as the goal for all cancer patients striving for remission and ultimately cure, it also urges us to renew our commitment to
our personal mission whether it is making beautiful music or finding a cure for cancer.
Rubato’s literal Italian translation is “stolen”. In music, it refers to pushing and pulling the tempo, stealing time from one measure and
giving it back to another in order to create a phrase. As Ryan’s only solo release in the Re:mission series, Rubato features a varied
collection of works, most of which have been composed specifically for him. The recording includes Peter Meechan’s Renaissance of Wonder and
Jim Stephenson’s Concerto for Hope. Each tells a portion of Ryan’s musical journey since diagnosis and his determination to “steal time” from
To order Re:mission - Rubato from the online store, please click the link below.
Please consider supporting A Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story. A talented group of filmmakers is currently following Ryan – capturing
his journey through terminal cancer and telling the story of how music has the power to heal and transform our lives. Interested investors
may purchase a share of the film for as little as $12,000 but all donations make a difference in their ability to tell the story properly
and then distribute it to a wider audience. A substantial portion of profits from the movie will support cancer research and
The Ryan Anthony Foundation. More information is available at SongForHopeMovie.com.
Get CancerBlows Merchandise in the Online Store!
Please donate now to support CancerBlows
and The Ryan Anthony Foundation's
mission to use music as a catalyst for hope and healing.
All profits from 2017 CancerBlows: The Legends Return events benefit
Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.