Hey Jude needs an act of love
December 22nd, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Hey Jude needs an act of love

Singer Matthew West, whose "The Story of Your Life" album was compiled from letters written by his fans, will close the year by performing a benefit concert for St. Jude's hospital.

The concert is in memory of Dax Locke, who inspired a town to decorate for Christmas two months early, fearing he would not live until December. He did, but 2-year-old Dax died from acute myeloid leukemia five days after Christmas.

West wrote the songs for "Story" from 10,000 letters sent in by people who heard about his project, and he wrote a tune inspired by Dax's story after receiving three e-mails about him (but didn't include the song on the album).

The Dax-inspired song, "One Last Christmas," is now a video on his West's website, where for a donation to St. Jude's, you can download it.

West has also posted the video to YouTube where it has received more than 550,000 views. Be warned, watch the video with a few tissues.

The benefit concert will be held in Dax's hometown - Washington, Illinois - on December 30. West and the Locke family are trying to raise $1.6 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dax was treated.

- Producer/Writer

Filed under: Charity • Christianity • Christmas • Culture & Science • Music

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  1. Marconi Darwin

    He needs money

    December 27, 2010 at 2:45 am |
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