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Ever Wanna Be In a Music Video?

Martina McBride video crew looking for cancer survivors to join project

July 15, 2011 | Cynthia Floyd Manley

If you are a cancer survivor who has always wanted to be in a music video, this may be your chance.

We’ve been contacted by a producer, Iris Baker, who is looking for cancer survivors to be a part of a video for country artist Martina McBride’s song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

Specifically, Baker is looking for cancer survivors who have a special friend or family member who has helped them through their cancer journey. The friend or family member must be willing to appear in the video as well. She is also looking for survivors who would like to be extras in the video without sharing their personal story.

The video will be shot in the Nashville area on July 26, with a rain date of July 27. Those selected must be available both dates.

In order to be considered, please send to Baker at the following:

  • A short paragraph explaining who the friend or family member is and why you could not have made it through this experience without them;
  • Your name and phone number where you can be easily reached.

If you have any additional questions, you may call Baker at (615) 419-6930.

Please note that Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has no involvement in this video, and that your participation is totally up to you. We are just passing this information along in case you want to consider participating.


  1. I am a patient of Dr. Engelhardt at vanderbilt cancer clinic. was diagnosed in 2007. and was a patient of Dr. Greer and Dr. Stein back in 1997, diagnosed both times with non hodgkins lymphoma. I am participating and wrote Iris Baker a little of my story..just wanted to say that Vanderbilt has wonderful Dr.s and they saved my life not once, but twice! thanks Trish Smith

    Comment by Patricia Whitehead-Smith — July 15, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

  2. Hi i sure would like for everybody to hear and see the wonderful and loving things that my mom has done for me and plus take care of the rest of the family…her and dad are the heart in my life…thanks has been there through the hard and good times so far in my life…

    Comment by Ty Owens — July 21, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

  3. Vanderbilt saved my life! 2 years in remission! My husband beside me all the way!!!

    Comment by starlit rice — July 21, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

  4. Payton is my daughter. My name is Shannon Templeton. My daughter was diagnosed with ALL on April the 7th of 2008 a month after she turned 2, she was just a year off of treatment in June of this year. I do would not have been able to deal with all of Payton’s treatments for ALL without God and my family on my side helping me every step of the way.

    Shannon Templeton

    Comment by Payton M Templeton — July 21, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  5. Hooray for moms and husbands and fathers and wives and sons and daughters and brothers and sisters … Well, you get the idea. Caregivers of all kinds are often the unsung heroes of our cancer journeys. — Cynthia Floyd Manley

    Comment by Cynthia Manley — July 21, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

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