In 2012, MaryAnn Anselmo suffered a stroke which paralyzed her left vocal chord which ended her singing career, or so everyone thought! Five years later she co-wrote and recorded I Believe in Miracles which was released in 100 countries on July 26, 2017. Two hundred people celebrated that release at the Indie Street Film Festival release party in Red Bank NJ. All proceeds from the sale of MaryAnn's new single will benefit The Bungalow Foundation a non-profit co-founded by MaryAnn and her husband Joseph.
The Bungalow's mission is in helping cancer patients and their loved ones reduce adverse physiological and psychological health issues through Music and The Arts . We believe the engagement in music, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression and expressive writing is not only comforting, cheerful and supportive, but it can also promote wellness and healing.
The Bungalow Foundation's new charter gives them the ability to distribute "Packages of Hope" to cancer patients. Packages may contain a variety of items hand picked by Maryann including music and books as well as other expressive artistic items such as art class enrollment, theater and ballet tickets or expressive writing classes, whatever the patient desires.
Thank you all for attending the release party and for your support.
The Bungalow Foundation