MyMusicRx, flagship program of Children's Cancer Association (CCA), delivers the healing power of music to kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. MyMusicRx offers bedside and online tailored, one-on-one music experiences designed to relieve stress, anxiety, and the perception of pain and offers live in-hospital concerts. To learn more about CCA's MyMusicRx program, please visit www.JoyRx.org/MyMusicRx or MyMusicRx.org for the full experience.
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.
MyMusicRx's trained specialists engage hospitalized kids of all ages and diagnoses, playing music with them and their families. Our state-of-the-art music carts are stocked with instruments for kids to explore, and tablets loaded with music games and apps. At MyMusicRx.org, kids can select from exclusive videos, games, and music lessons based on how they want to feel. Members can set goals and unlock challenges, earning points and badges for completing music lessons and music-themed games.
Scientific studies support the many positive therapeutic effects of music, including relaxation, pain management, lowered blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.