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"Bald & Beautiful Barbie" Facebook Phenomenon Teams up with 11-year old YouTube Singer to "Change This World" for Young Girls Fighting Cancer
Jan 12, 2012 (04:01 PM EST)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When 11-year old, singer/songwriter Miranda Finn wrote a song and posted a video on YouTube, she had no idea her song, "Maybe I Can Change this World," was so aptly named. Four days later, Jane Bingham, the woman leading the Facebook charge for Mattel to produce a "Bald and Beautiful" Barbie with a bald head in support of pediatric cancer patients suffering from hair loss, contacted Miranda to ask to use it as their "theme song" to show young girls fighting cancer that bald can be beautiful.
"We—and our 40,000 supporters--have been working hard to raise awareness of the need for a bald Barbie doll for young girls," said Ms. Bingham who is battling an incurable form of lymphoma and whose 9-year old daughter watched her go bald from treatment. "When a friend sent a link to the YouTube video of Miranda singing, 'Maybe I Can Change This World,' it just fit," she added. "We want to change this world and make a difference in the lives of woman and girls suffering from cancer and other diseases that cause hair loss," said Ms. Bingham
Miranda and song co-writers mom Robin Finn and music producer Avishay Goren, were delighted to lend support to such a worthy cause. "I was so sad to hear about kids fighting cancer and going through so much, including losing their hair," said Miranda Finn. "It makes me happy to think my song can make them smile."
The Beautiful and Bald Barbie movement has been growing rapidly. Www.facebook.com/BeautifulandBaldBarbie has been up for three weeks and has more than 40,000 fans dedicated to pushing Mattel to produce a bald and beautiful Barbie doll.
Bald and Beautiful Barbie is a movement that is working towards creating a "Barbie" or "Barbie type doll" that is bald to support those suffering from alopecia, cancer, and trichotillomania. The goal of this "Barbie" is for all children to know that bald is beautiful and to be better equipped to deal with their own hair loss or that of a loved one. They envision some portion of the proceeds from this doll would go to pediatric cancer research.
About Miranda Finn
Miranda Finn is a Los Angeles-based, eleven-year old singer/songwriter currently working on her first EP with the producer Avishay Goren (AKA Dumb Bunny) in which she co-writes, and performs her original music. Her video Maybe I Can Change This World can be found at www.youtube.com/mirandafinn.
To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://youtu.be/wN2wbC902L4
SOURCE MirandaFinn Music