BELIEVE in the Healing Power of Music: Magee Employee Campaign

Each summer, Magee employees join together to collectively raise money to support a project at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.  This year, the Employee Campaign Committee chose to support the Music Therapy Program.  This is a new program that will be introduced at Magee to better serve patients.

Magee employees participating in Yoga on the Roof, one of the fundraising events for the Magee Employee Campaign

The Magee Employee Campaign ended July 31 raising over $17,000! 130 employees participated in the Campaign and exceeded the $12,000 goal. Employees held various fundraising events including a two-day bake sale, Yoga on the Roof, a water ice and pretzel sale, and more!

Music Therapy is a clinical and evidence-based therapy used by credentialed professionals. The profession formally began after World Wars I and II when musicians would visit veteran hospitals and play music to those suffering from physical and emotional traumatic war events. Here at Magee, Music Therapy will benefit patients with various medical conditions including orthopedic, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Research shows that Music Therapy can help enhance patients’ strengths while undergoing physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as improve their emotional and social well-being. It can also help with pain management and serve as a supportive outlet to family members.

Anyone can support Magee’s Music Therapy Program! Click here and choose “Music Therapy.”

Co-authors: Christina Carl and Melissa Katz

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