Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper Team Up To Fight Pediatric Cancer

Grab your tissues.

As part of The Today Show's Shine a Light series, Hoda Kotb has been selecting notable causes to support throughout the year. This time, she chose to raise money for pediatric cancer (while also turning a few of the kids into pop stars).

The patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia had the surprise of a lifetime when Hoda Kotb invited them to star in this 'Truly Brave' music video alongside Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper. The video is a tear-jerker, so grab a tissue and press play:

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Hallie has worked in beauty editorial for ten years and has been editorial director at Byrdie since 2021. Previously, she was a senior editor at Byrdie since 2016. During her time at Byrdie, she's written hundreds of high-performing stories on skincare, wellness (including fitness, diet, mental health, body image, et al) makeup, and hair. She's a regular on set, helping to source inspiration for makeup and hair looks, as well as interviewing celebrities, models, and other notable women and men in the beauty space.

Before that, Hallie ran Marie Claire's social media and wrote beauty and culture stories for the site, and helped launch Time Inc.'s digital-only beauty brand, MIMI. After college, she contributed to Time Out New York’s Shopping & Style section before landing her first beauty editor gig at Hearst's Real Beauty. Hallie's writing has also appeared in ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. Hallie graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.