Taylor Swift to debut song for cancer victim
by Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Entertainment Writer
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Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) _ Taylor Swift will pay tribute to a young cancer victim with a special song on Friday’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon.

“Ronan” is dedicated to a 3-year-old boy who died last year of neuroblastoma. Swift wrote the song after reading the blog of Ronan’s mother, Maya Thompson, who is credited as a co-writer.

According to a person familiar with the show, but who asked not to be identified because they were not author-ized to speak, the song has never been performed in public. After the telethon, it will be available on iTunes; pro-ceeds will go to cancer-related charities.

“Stand Up to Cancer” will air on all the major networks and cable channels. Besides Swift, it will feature celebri-ties including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake and more.

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Online: Ronan Thompson Foundation.

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