Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Will Hagle
The I Touch Myself Project was created to raise awareness for breast cancer while paying tribute to singer Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from the disease last year.
Chrissy Amphlett was the frontwoman of the Australian band Divinyls, best known for their single “I Touch Myself.” The singer tragically passed away last year from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis at the age of 53, and her family and friends have created the I Touch Myself Project along with the Cancer Council NSW as a tribute and way to raise awareness of the disease. The site features a video of several prominent female Australian artists covering “I Touch Myself.” It’s a moving and inspiring video, especially considering the relatively light content of the source material.
Artists that participated in the project include Olivia Netwon John, Megan Washington, Sarah McLeod, Katie Noonan, Sarah Blasko, Suze DeMarchi, Deborah Conway, Kate Ceberano, Little Pattie and Connie Mitchell. The interpretation of the song is intended to emphasize the importance of monitoring for breast cancer on a regular basis. The site also includes additional information about Amphlett’s life as well as information about how women can stay ahead of breast cancer by achieving early detection.