Music That Heals Brings the Healing Power of Music to Seriously Ill Children and Adults One Song at a Time
Rockaway Park, NY, August 10, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Music That Heals brings the healing power of music to seriously ill children and adults through live musical performances. These take place in hospital lobbies, cancer centers, dialysis units, children’s homeless shelters, burn centers, schools for special children, hospice facilities and at patients’ bedsides in the five boroughs of New York City.
Some children who suffer from chronic illnesses do not experience many “special” moments in their lives and Music That Heals, Inc. program gives them the opportunity to do that. The adults at Calvary Hospice in Brooklyn and the Bronx have been touched by performances at their bedsides, with musicians visiting and singing. Sometimes having a song in their native language, the happy faces, clapping hands, shaking tambourines or just the smile in the eyes of a child recovering from a serious surgery gives the musicians the opportunity to see the impact they have on the people they visit. The ability to have long-term impact is by giving them a wonderful memory of the day, a sweeter dream, a better feeling, which helps in the whole healing process. Dr. Fred Epstein, pediatric neurosurgeon and former Director of Neurosurgery at Beth Israel Hospital stated, “I am absolutely convinced that many of our children have recovered in a much shorter period of time as a result of the creative efforts of Music That Heals.” With Music That Heals 5K Race Fundraiser (http://www.musicthatheals.org/race.html) coming up on September 28th, the need is great for the continued support from people in New York. It’s a great family event and we hope people can come down this year and be a part of a program that makes a positive difference in the world, says Kathy Lord, co-founder of Music That Heals, Inc.
About Music That Heals, Inc.
Kathy Lord and Susan Weber (co-founders), being musicians in programs with Hospital Audiences Inc. since 1984, were especially moved by children who were in situations that most adults would find intimidating, to say the least. So, they founded Music That Heals in 1997 and as a musical duo, began to bring music to the bedsides of terminally ill children. After 8 years, through a family grant Music That Heals was able to expand its services to also include performances for seriously ill adults as well. Since that time, Music That Heals now schedules over thirty performances each month partnering with over 25 professional musicians who share their talents with the program. Within the last fiscal year (July 2013 - June2014) Music That Heals arranged 376 performances.