Musicians on Call, 12for12k Bring Healing Power of Music to Medical Facilities

A new month brings a new 12for12k charity. October’s chosen charity is Musicians on Call.

Music speaks to us on so many levels. It can encourage us when we’re down, play on our emotions when we’re up, inspire us to live better lives and draw us closer to God. Music even has the power to restore and heal.

With chapters in New York, Philadelphia, Nashville and Miami, Musicians on Call brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. The organization’s efforts complement the healing process in a number of ways:

  • a Bedside Performance Program in which volunteer artist give in-room, live performances
  • a CD Pharmacy Program providing hospitals with CD libraries and personal CD players
  • the Project Playback Program allowing patients to record and produce their own music

So what can we do to help? It turns out that 12for12k’s goal of raising $12,000 per month fits nicely with Musicians on Call’s recently launched One Song campaign.

For just $10, Musicians on Call can bring one song to the bedside of someone who really needs it. Our donations achieve the following:

  • $10 brings one song to the bedside of a patient in a healthcare facility.
  • $50 brings 5 songs to the bedsides of patients in a healthcare facility.
  • $150 brings music to 15 patients through MOC’s Bedside Performance Program.
  • $250 buys 20 “Discmen” for a CD Pharmacy so patients can listen to music in their beds.
  • $500 brings the Performance Program for three weeks to a healthcare facility.
  • $1,000 brings the Performance Program for six weeks to a healthcare facility.
  • $2,500 creates a CD Pharmacy in your name or in honour of someone.
  • $5,000 brings the Performance Program for six months to a healthcare facility.
  • $10,000 brings the Bedside Performance Program to a healthcare facility for one year.

By supporting 12for12k and Musicians on Call this month we can easily provide patients in a medical facility with in-room, live musical performances for a whole year.

I hope you’ll join me in giving to Musicians on Call. You can donate or get more information at 12for12k.org.

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About James A Woods
Freelance Writer, Constant Learner, Family Man

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