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 to help cancer patients and their loved ones reduce adverse physiological and psychological health issues through music and the arts . We believe that engagement in music, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression and expressive writing is not only comforting, cheerful and supportive, but also promotes wellness and healing. The Bungalow Foundation’s charter gives them the ability to distribute “Packages of Hope” to cancer patients. Packages contain a variety of items hand picked by Maryann including music, books and other expressive artistic items such as art class enrollment, theater and ballet tickets or expressive writing classes, based on the patient’s needs and interests.
The Bungalow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that helps cancer patients and their loved ones reduce adverse physiological and psychological health issues through music and the arts.
Thank you all for attending the release party and for your support.
The Bungalow Foundation
MaryAnn with The Bungalow and Indie Street Staff
Documentary producers Patti and Meejie with MaryAnn and Joe