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One of CCA’s MusicRx® Specialists, Anna, recently encountered a special young patient named Savannah. Anna found Savannah in a listless mood, but quickly engaged her with music medicine. Savannah became immersed with a ukulele, and could be heard improvising songs an hour after the visit. She sang about life in the hospital, pets, and many other things. Hospital staff gathered outside her room to listen as her family watched in amazement. One of the staff members remarked, “She’s found her voice!”

CCA’s award-winning MusicRx program, comprised of music specialists and trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music, delivering bedside music and allowing kids to prescribe their own music medicine with exclusive mobile music carts custom-designed to hold a lending library of nearly 100 specialized instruments, interactive songwriting and recording technology, a karaoke machine, and an iPod doc loaded with music for every age.

Last year, CCA’s MusicRx delivered music services 15,915 times and provided 530 palliative interactions. CCA also launched a new digital program, MyMusicRx.org, which delivers the healing power of music to kids in the U.S. and Canada.

With your generous donation we can grow this program and spread the healing joy of music to more children, teens, and families.

Wyatt making beautiful music through MusicRx
Wyatt making beautiful music through MusicRx

Wyatt's a blue-eyed charmer with a mischievous smile and a fierce hug. He's really into music with a strong bass beat and loves to play any instrument he can put his hands on.

Wyatt has a rare disorder called Langerhans histiocytosis that affects his white blood cells. He's just one example of the many hospitalized children who experience joy the minute CCA's MusicRx staff enters the room, excited for his dose of music medicine.

CCA’s award-winning MusicRx program, comprised of professional music specialists and highly trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music by delivering bedside music medicine and staging impromptu hallway performances. MusicRx’s exclusive mobile music carts are custom-designed to hold a lending library of nearly 100 specialized instruments, interactive songwriting and recording technology, a karaoke machine, and an iPod doc loaded with music for every age.

Last year, CCA’s MusicRx delivered music services 15,915 times and provided 530 palliative interactions. CCA also launched a new digital medicine program, MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids worldwide through the MyMusicRx.org website.

With your generous donation we can grow this program and spread the healing joy of music to more children, teens and families.

Zophia - MusicRx
Zophia - MusicRx

Six-year-old Zophia can be a little shy, but when our MusicRx specialists appear at her door with their magical mobile music cart, she turns into a singing superstar!

Jamming along with one of our colorful “egg” shakers, Zophia lights up the room with her bright smile as she belts out tunes by one of her favorite artists, Taylor Swift.

CCA’s award-winning MusicRx program, comprised of music specialists and highly trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music by delivering bedside therapeutic music medicine and staging impromptu hallway performances. MusicRx’s exclusive mobile music cart is custom-designed to hold a lending library of nearly 100 specialized instruments, interactive songwriting and recording technology, a karaoke machine, and an iPod doc loaded with music for every age.

Last year, CCA’s MusicRx delivered music services 15,915 times and provided 530 palliative interactions. CCA also launched a new digital medicine program, MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids worldwide through the MyMusicRx.org website.

With your generous donation we can grow this program and spread the healing joy of music to more children, teens and families.

Jenasay with MusicRx Specialist
Jenasay with MusicRx Specialist

A budding ukulele player, Jenasey is a shining star in CCA’s MusicRx program.  At the age of five she was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a fast-growing brain tumor that affects the cerebellum.

The MusicRx program delivers music medicine to Jenasay during her difficult treatments with sing-a-longs and musical instruments. Always seen with a bright smile, her sweet voice sings in the halls at the hospital. To quote Jenasay, “All I want to do is play music!”

CCA’s award-winning MusicRx program, comprised of music specialists and highly trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music by delivering bedside music medicine and staging impromptu hallway performances. Our exclusive mobile music cart is custom-designed to hold a lending library of nearly 100 specialized instruments, interactive songwriting and recording technology, a karaoke machine, and an iPod doc loaded with music for every age.

Last year, MusicRx delivered music services 15,915 times and provided 530 palliative interactions. CCA also launched a new digital medicine program, MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids nationally through MyMusicRx.org.

With your generous donation we can grow these programs and spread the healing joy of music to more children, teens, and families.

Jaidah
Jaidah

A bright-eyed lover of music, Jaidah’s will to fight and winning personality have carried her through many medical procedures.  At the age of two, she was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition which causes the fibrous sutures in an infant skull to prematurely fuse.

The MusicRx program has made a huge impact on Jaidah and her family during these difficult treatments. Her famous smile lights up the room as she plays the ukulele and sings her favorite songs with CCA’s MusicRx team.

CCA’s award-winning MusicRx program, comprised of music specialists and highly trained volunteers, infuses hospitals with the healing power of music by delivering bedside therapeutic music medicine and staging impromptu hallway performances. MusicRx’s exclusive magical mobile music cart is custom-designed to hold a lending library of nearly 100 specialized instruments, interactive songwriting and recording technology, a karaoke machine, and an iPod doc loaded with music for every age.

Last year, CCA’s MusicRx program brought joy to more than 1,900 children and teens and more than 17,000 were touched by music medicine. CCA also launched a new digital medicine program, MyMusicRx, which delivers the healing power of music to kids worldwide through the MyMusicRx.org website.

With your generous donation we can grow this program and spread the healing joy of music to more children, teens and families.

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David Schaeffer

Vice President, Development
Portland, OR United States

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