MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine

by Children's Cancer Association Vetted since 2009 Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine
MyMusicRx Delivers Music Medicine

Summary

Two decades ago CCA began delivering the healing power of music to children and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. Today, MyMusicRx's 360 patient experience includes bedside service, in-hospital concerts, and digital programs all designed to relieve stress, anxiety, and perception of pain.

$100,000
total goal
$23,402
remaining
428
donors
1
monthly donor
2
fundraisers
9
years

Challenge

The pain and exhaustion of prolonged treatment is difficult at any age. For a child, the feelings of boredom and anxiety are often amplified because of limited peer interaction. MyMusicRx distracts the child from thoughts of illness while giving them a constructive way to express themselves. As the only "kid-prescribed" in-hospital and online music medicine in the nation, MyMusicRx delivers the healing power of music in a way no one else can.

Solution

MyMusicRx fights the pain and isolation of hospitalization with bedside sing-a-longs led by trained music specialists, instrument lending from customized mobile music carts, concerts, and technology and headphone check-outs so kids can access CCA's digital program, MyMusicRx.org. This online music program enables seriously ill kids to play and download free music games, explore digital instruments, create original music, and watch exclusive video song prescriptions from their favorite artists.

Long-Term Impact

Scientific studies support the many positive therapeutic effects of music, including relaxation, pain management, lowered blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.JoyRx.org/​
Children's Cancer Association
Find us on Facebook
MyMusicRx Program Page
MyMusicRx Digital

Organization Information

Children's Cancer Association

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CCAJoyRx
Project Leader:
Children's Cancer Association
Portland, OR United States

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