Talent runs deep in the Abrams family. Singer/songwriter Gracie Abrams, daughter of famed action director JJ Abrams, has partnered with The Bird and the Bee‘s Inara George and three-time Grammy winner Greg Kurstin for the single “Spark” which was released today (Sept. 12).
The song, which was produced for Pablove Foundation’s 2017 documentary-style short film, was released this month in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 100 percent of the song’s proceeds will go to Pablove, a foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer research.
Abrams’ own personal connection to cancer inspired the song. “Having lost a close friend to cancer when I was 8 years old, I have seen, up close, the extraordinary courage and resilience of the kids and families who face this horrible disease,” she says. “I’m so grateful to have been offered the opportunity to support, in the smallest way, the loving and compassionate mission of the Pablove Foundation, and its work to lift up the bravest kids on earth.”
Kurstin, who co-wrote the song with George, points out the importance for funding pediatric cancer research. “There’s a huge inequity when it comes to childhood cancer research — something like three cents on the dollar go to childhood cancer research. Because of that huge inequity, we’re thrilled to support the work Pablove does.”