Pint-sized patients receive an inspirational visit from a singing sensation

Pia Toscano visits TMC for Children 058TMC for Children had a warm welcome for singing sensation Pia Toscano. 

Toscano is in Tucson to perform with Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks at Divas in the Desert, the 2013 Gala held by the American Cancer Society, which is sponsored by TMC.  “I’m so in awe of both of them.  I’m thrilled and humbled to be a part of this event.  They are two very powerful women who have been through so much, yet are incredible,” Toscano said.  

Toscano made a name for herself as one of American Idol’s Season 10 frontrunners thanks to her powerhouse vocal ability.  She secured a spot in the Top 9, when she was suddenly eliminated – a move that shocked many fans. 

When Toscano was approached about performing at Divas in the Desert, she says she jumped at the opportunity.  The American Cancer Society is an organization she has always been passionate about.  “This is something that’s very close to home for me.  Some of my family members have had cancer, and one of my mentors passed away from cancer.  It has deeply affected my life.  I try to be a part of the American Cancer Society in any way possible,” she said.

Pia Toscano visits TMC for Children 038Toscano enjoyed visiting with patients and their families – chatting, laughing and reading books.  “Children are so inspiring,” she said.  “They’re smiling and happy, no matter what’s going on in their life.  It really puts your life into perspective.  I know that just making them smile is such an important part of the healing process. ”

Toscano’s debut album is set for release later this year.

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