It starts when the “ber” months come rolling around: all-familiar carols permeating the air, the inescapable posts, memes or even a strangely satisfying mash-up of dark rock and Christmas pop. Call it what you will, but the man has become an icon of what is known in the world as the longest celebration of yuletide festivities—Christmas, Filipino-style.
It can be argued that the secret to Jose Mari Chan’s success is his consistent and strong message that sure gets everyone into the season’s zeitgeist, “You know my Christmas songs talk about the love of Christ, of Baby Jesus, and how this love inspires people to bless one another especially during the Christmas season.” And what else can we say to that but a resounding amen?
This holiday, however, will be a bit different for the brain behind the songs that put Christmas in our hearts. Chan has officially joined a new family that will spread his message far beyond the season.
“As ambassador of Let’s Save the Brain Foundation, this is my personal appeal to everyone: Christmas or not, let’s bring the love of Baby Jesus to those in need of access to neurological healthcare.”
Chan, a prolific artist with a career spanning over five decades, would know best the importance of being mentally productive. It is this gift he also wishes to impart by partnering with Let’s Save the Brain Foundation, a non-stock and non-profit organization founded in 2012 to help indigent patients of the Department of Neurosciences in UP-PGH. The group addresses neurological cases requiring immediate medical intervention such as aneurysm, brain tumor, hydrocephalus, and the like.
“Please join us in this campaign. Together, we can help save lives. Together in love, let’s save the brain now,” Chan said.
For more details on Let’s Save the Brain Foundation and its advocacies, please go to www.letssavethebrain.org.