This Sunday, September 20, fellow Vancouver radio station, the Peak is teaming up with Music Heals for a Live at Blue Light Sessions livestream event. The event is free but they are accepting donations. They will be joined by the Zolas, Dear Rouge, Hotel Mira and Post-Modern Connection.
Music Heals is a not-for-profit organization in BC and Canada. They have also teamed up with the Canada Revenue Agency to be one of their charitable foundations.
“Since 2012, Music Heals has raised awareness and funds to increase access to music therapy for vulnerable Canadians,” states the Music Heals website.
Music Heals helps improve Canadians access to music therapy for patients at children’s hospital, seniors, AIDS & HIV, at risk youth and rehabilitation. The benefits to having music therapy is that it helps with communication skills, improve motor skills, reduce length of hospital stay as well as reduce their pain. For every $150 donated to Music Heals, allows them to provide 2 hours of music therapy to a Canadian in need.”
One family spoke about how Music Heals has been helping them: ”Our son was struggling in preschool when it was suggested we try music therapy as a way to help him relax, engage and communicate. It is heart-warming to watch an individual like my son, who is severely affected by Autism, to smile, laugh and interact; which is just what happens during his music therapy sessions!”
Since COVID-19, it has made it hard for people to access music therapy because it is not covered under medical plans, which is why donations are so important to this cause. Hearing stories like the one above, can encourage people to donate to the foundation.
If you are unable to donate and would like to help out with this foundation, Music Heals is always looking for new volunteers to help with some of the many events they put on throughout the year as well.
To put this event on, The Peak will be teaming up with Blue Light Sessions, SoundON BC, Music BC, Russell Brewing Company, Nutrl Vodka, Tempo Craft Gin and Yes Guy Hard Iced Tea.
WHERE: live on the peak.fm
WHEN: Sunday September 20, 2020 7:00PM – 8:00PM
AGE: All Ages
PRICE: Donations where possible