Sharathon 2014 theme song performed by The Afters
The Sharathon 2014 theme song is ‚ÄúEvery Good Thing‚ÄĚ by The Afters.¬† The group was started in 1999 by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua, who met while working together at a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played with customers.¬† They decided to form a band, recruiting two more of their Starbucks co-workers.
In 2008, their song ‚ÄúNever Going Back To OK‚ÄĚ was the #1 song of the year for Christian hit radio (also featured on KJOL‚Äôs Contemporary Music program on Saturday nights).
In 2012, their song ‚ÄúLife Is Beautiful‚ÄĚ was featured during the closing credits of the pro-life movie October Baby.¬† The song is also the title track of their latest album, which includes the song ‚ÄúEvery Good Thing.‚ÄĚ¬†
You're the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat
Every day we get to breathe
You're the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance
Every laugh, life is so sweet
You're the reason for every good thing, every good thing
Every good thing, every good thing
Carman says he is cancer free
On Valentine‚Äôs Day 2013, Christian singer Carman announced on his Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with myeloma, an incurable cancer of the plasma.¬† He was told he had three to five years to live.¬† He underwent chemotherapy, and launched a Kickstarter fund drive to record a new album.¬† He asked for $200,000, and has now raised more than $500,000.
Then on February 7, 2014, Carman said new tests found no trace of the cancer!¬† According to his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CarmanLicciardello), ‚ÄúThey took tests ‚Ä¶ and could find NO trace of Cancer. That's amazing. We're talking about drilling into your bone to search for a cancer cell and coming up empty.‚ÄĚ
Carman says he is doing so well, his chemotherapy has been cut short by six weeks.¬† His new album is due in stores in May, when he will begin a nationwide tour.
Darlene Zschech has breast cancer
Former Hillsong worship leader Darlene Zschech is undergoing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer, which she announced on her blog in December.¬† Zschech, who leads a new church in Sydney with her husband, Mark, added, ‚ÄúMark keeps reminding me how much money we‚Äôll save on hairdressers!‚ÄĚ¬† She is planning a Thanksgiving service at their church in November, where they will records songs that were written during her cancer ordeal.