Third party events are a huge part of music therapy awareness month; when our partners in the community rally to support Music Heals with events across the country by donating a portion of proceeds from single day events or month-long promotional campaigns. In the past 24 hours over 10 events have been cancelled which will affect our fundraising efforts.
Now more than ever we need your support to provide music therapy for those who need it most.
That being said, conversations will not be cancelled, community will not be cancelled, songs will not be cancelled and hope will not be cancelled.
If you were planning on buying a $25 ticket to a concert or event that was supporting Music Heals or supporting one of our partners consider making an online donation today! Nothing is too small and every dollar counts.
One thing Music Heals knows for sure is that in a time of uncertainty; music is always here for us. Music brings a sense of safety and security for children in hospitals, evokes communication to non verbal children on the autism spectrum, sparks memory in patients living with dementia, and brings comfort to those at end of life care. #MusicHeals
Music Heals presents JOIN THE BAND!
Join the Band is a fundraising initiative to celebrate Music Therapy Awareness Month that allows you to raise funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada.
Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 for Canadians in need!
By joining the band or starting your own, your company or group will be actively participating in raising funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada. Whether it’s a one- time event or month-long fundraiser, we will make sure you have all the tools you need to reach your fundraising goal.
Help us raise funds this month by starting your own band or joining ours!
1. Join Our Band
Joining the Music Heals Band is easy! If you’d like to donate to support music therapy, you can give a one-time, general donation of however much you like. To do so click on the "Give" button and follow the prompts.
2. Start Your Own Band
By creating your own band or “Giving Group”, you’ll get to recruit members and fundraise together on behalf of Music Heals! Plus, your band name will appear on our Festival Lineup poster. To do this, click on “Create Group", follow the prompts and share the photos below to help you spread the word!
Raising funds for Music Heals with your band is going to be a blast! But you’ll also get a little something in return other than just our extreme gratitude.
$100 or more raised = 1 Music Heals T-shirt
The Top Fundraiser will receive:
+ Headliner title for Festival poster
+ Personalized Gold Record
+ Music Heals Guitar
WHAT IS MUSIC HEALS?
Music Heals raises awareness and funds that provide access to music therapy for those who need it most. Music therapy is used in a variety of medical and rehabilitation settings. Programs in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, community centres, and schools serve infants in the NICU, children with autism, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, people recovering from addiction, those in hospice, and seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Music therapy is the tangible use of music as medicine. Music enables a person to reminisce and reconnect with their sense of self. It interacts with diverse regions of the brain to guide in promoting healthy emotions and behavior. Music therapy increases dopamine and reduces noise, bringing clarity to those who suffer from various forms of physical and psychological pain. The healing power of music brings people together and gives people from all walks of life a sense of belonging.
What are you waiting for? Celebrate Music Therapy Awareness Month with us and JOIN THE BAND!