Ronan is dedicated to a 3-year-old boy who died of neuroblastoma last year. Swift wrote the song after reading the blog of Ronan’s mother, Maya Thompson. Maya also co-wrote the song with Taylor.
The third “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon was aired on all the major networks and cable channels. The star-studded event helps raise money for cancer research.
“I’m playing a new song ‘Ronan’ tonight on Stand Up For Cancer. It’ll be on iTunes tonight with all my proceeds to cancer related charities”, Swift said in a tweet.
As of this writing, Ronan is at number 2 on iTunes, and this means lots of people have already bought it.