“Maybe my journey can help people. I feel like that’s my purpose now.” - Anita Cochran
Anita Cochran, an ACM and CMA nominated singer/songwriter who has battled triple positive breast cancer since August 2017, pays it forward to those in their own fights against breast cancer with the launch of her charity The Love Anchors Fund. Anita recently launched her charity to help raise funds and support for those charities and causes she feels are in need including those fighting breast cancer research among others.
During one of her darkest times of her breast cancer journey, Anita penned her inspirational anthem “Fight Like A Girl” which carried a message for her of strength and determination in the face of incredible challenge she was dealing with. The song, which has gone on to inspire hundreds of thousands of others, is available NOW at radio. “Fight Like A Girl,” also caught the eye of Good Morning America and inspired their cancer awareness event Fight Like A Girl on Friday, October 5 which the Michigan native performed on Good Morning America for a special performance of “Fight Like A Girl.” See her performance on Good Morning America here.
Through her own charity, The Love Anchors Fund, Cochran will donate proceeds of “Fight Like A Girl” single sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the week following her performance on Good Morning America (October 5 – 12). Throughout the month of October, The Love Anchors Fund will donate to various other causes and charities. To donate to The Love Anchors Fund click here.
Cochran, who just two weeks ago finished her last chemotherapy treatment surrounded by her many friends and her doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt Ingrahm Cancer Center in Nashville, TN, has a busy month ahead paying it forward as she participates in numerous Breast Cancer Awareness events and performances.
Cochran, the first female artist in the history of country music to write, produce, and play multiple instruments including lead guitar on her debut release, was at the top of her game and a big touring force across the United States when her world came to an abrupt halt when she was diagnosed and told she had triple positive breast cancer in August of 2017. Cochran, always a strong and giving woman in every aspect of her life, stood tall and began the fight of her life. She turned to her songwriting for strength and solace and the result is her latest single, “Fight Like A Girl.” The song has gone on to not only give herself courage and determination but has been a source of courage and inspiration to many women all over the world who have been facing the same challenge as well as others.
More About "Fight Like A Girl":
- “Fight Like A Girl” can also be seen on Anita’s official YouTube channel now and on GAC.
- Cochran produced and created the visually stunning and inspiring video for “Fight Like A Girl” which recently won “Best Music Video” at the Creation International Film Festival.
- “Because I’m a fighter, I’m a survivor, you ain’t gonna change my world,” Cochran sings in the powerful anthem. The words are inspiring not just to those battling cancer, but also to men and women alike who are facing their own personal trials.
- “My story is about my battle with breast cancer,” Cochran says, “but there are so many people out there who are trying to push past barriers and that’s what this song is about. Everyone is battling something. It’s for all of us. I hope it can help give strength and encouragement.
- Cochran told her very emotional and personal journey to The Tennessean.
- Cochran’s battle has inspired her to get involved in the fight against breast cancer by bringing awareness to the disease and educating others. Giving back has always been of paramount importance to Cochran from the very beginning, so she knew she wanted to share her story.
- Cochran documented her experiences throughout diagnosis and treatment in her blog, titled “Journey to Healing.” She gives candid insight about her treatments and provides support and educational information for people experiencing a similar challenge.
More About Anita Cochran:
Anita Cochran is an ACM, CMA nominated country artist. She was the first female artist in the history of country music to write, produce, and play multiple instruments including lead guitar on her debut release. A former Warner Bros artist who has released Back To You featuring the number one, award winning song “What If I Said” with Steve Wariner. She followed up that album with her self titled sophomore release Anita. She has since gone on to release Serenity under the independent label “Straybranch Records.” That album featured “I Wanna Hear A Cheatin’ Song” which highlighted the voice, posthumously, of Conway Twitty. The song was praised by famed music critic Robert K. Oermann who called the song “a unique, technical tour-de-force”.