This year the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar are very proud to have arranged for Erin Willett to come over, all the way from New York, to Gibraltar especially for the event, which saw the Moorish Castle turn purple in support of the ‘World Turn It Purple’ campaign, (in official partnership with the Purple Lights UK Organisation, organised by the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar Charitable Trust).
Erin Willett was a semi-finalist on NBC’s hit show The Voice and is known for her “powerhouse vocals and infectious spirit”. Erin Willett’s new Single, ‘Hope’s Alive’, was released on April 2018 and is an anthem of empowerment for all those who are battling the disease and those who have passed away from it. Willett and fellow songwriters Elizabeth Russo and Tova Litvin will donate 100 percent of proceeds up to $1 million to PanCAN’s efforts.
Willett said in a recent interview: “The song connects with our experience as caregivers, as family members, as people who might not have personally been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but feel that diagnosis just the same. I’m excited to share it with the pancreatic cancer community,”
At Purple Light Gibraltar, Erin beautifully sung the anthem empowerment, ‘Hope’s Alive’ and gave a 30-minute performance. She also gave a motivational speech together with four other guest speakers, Isobel Ellul (GHA Cancer coordinator), Gemma Vasquez (who lost her father to Pancreatic cancer), Derek Burke (GHA Responsible Officer and Clinical Governance) and Gráinne Mckenna (Cancer Relief Centre Manager).
The event, held on Sunday 25th November at the Grand Battery, was very well attended, including her worship the Mayor of Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, GHA personnel, Cancer Charities & Relief Cancer Center representatives, sponsors, suffers and their families.