The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 1, 2012

Jewel writes song about reconstructive options

For The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Four-time Grammy Award-winner singer/songwriter Jewel is working to raise awareness about breast reconstruction options.

She is the spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s campaign to raise awareness about the issue. She has written the inspirational song “Flower” to raise funds for the breast reconstruction awareness efforts.

“When I was writing this song there were a lot of survivors that came to mind and I’m always continually amazed at how resilient women are, and how when faced with a difficult position they find the courage to say, ‘I am going to fight on and I’m even going to be better,’ ” Jewel said on her website. “And that’s what made me want to write this song.”

Jewel also will perform a charitable concert on Oct. 29 in New Orleans.

Event proceeds will be donated to the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund of The Plastic Surgery Foundation and be used to support national and local breast reconstruction organizations.

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