Entertaining Teen Music Videos Raises Money for St. Jude’s Kids
Simi Chakravarty, a senior at Governor’s School in Richmond, Va., writes and produces music videos to raise money for children at St. Jude’s Medical Center.
RICHMOND, VA, USA, Oct. 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Richmond high school student writes and produces music videos to help treat children for cancer at St. Jude’s Medical Center. According to Simi Chakravarty, a 17-year-old student at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, Virginia, the idea for SimiAtJudes.Org was born out of discussions with St. Jude’s staff.
“I had posted my music videos on Facebook, and the response from the public was a bit overwhelming,” says Simi. “My posts were in response to a demand for entertaining videos that could motivate people to donate as a sign of appreciation. I was so touched by the number of donations generated by my videos. And the recipient of those donations was the center St. Jude Medical.
According to Simi, the high number and size of donations in response to her videos caught the attention of St. Jude’s fundraising team.
“They were curious as to why a 14-year-old was so passionate about fighting cancer, and they were a little surprised when I revealed that I had dreamed of becoming an oncologist since fifth grade.”
Simi explains that losing her grandfather to cancer and having the heartbreaking experience of seeing him in his final days motivates her to do whatever she can to ease the suffering that cancer can cause.
After seeing how much attention her music videos were getting on Facebook, Simi decided to launch SimiAtJudes.Org, a website dedicated to showcasing her music videos, including the video she produced for her original composition,” Watching Scooby-Doo”.
“I wrote the song during the pandemic,” Simi says. “The only good thing about COVID-19 for me was how it brought my family together. Even sitting around watching cartoons took on new meaning. That’s where I got the idea for my song.
Simi was even invited to perform “Watching Scooby Doo” live for the children of St. Judes.
“Nothing has been as rewarding as knowing that my creativity can be an instrument to help heal children with cancer,” Simi said.
Those interested in enjoying Simi’s videos or contributing to St. Jude should visit SimiAtJudes.Org.
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