Musicians On Call Reaches Half-Million People, Launches 'Half A Million Moments'
May 3, 2016 at 12:54 PM (PT)
Nonprofit MUSICIANS ON CALL (MOC), which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has now played before a half-million patients, families, and caregivers. To celebrate, MOC is kicking off a yearlong campaign entitled HALF A MILLION MOMENTS.
The campaign’s goal is to celebrate this milestone by thanking the champions that helped MOC reach the milestone, asking volunteers and supporters to share their stories of their favorite moment bringing music to hospitals using #MOCMoments, and to raise funds and support to help MOC serve the next half a million people. Throughout the year, MOC will be hosting HALF A MILLION MOMENTS Celebrations in cities across the country, including NASHVILLE, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI, PHILADELPHIA, and CLEVELAND.
"I've been a MUSICIANS ON CALL volunteer for over 10 years now and I've experienced so many memorable moments performing at the bedsides of patients," GAVIN DEGRAW said. "I'm so happy that MUSICIANS ON CALL has reached half a million patients, families and caregivers. I'm a total believer in the healing power of music and grateful to MUSICIANS ON CALL for providing me the opportunity to perform for and even with patients in need."
“We’re proud to say that MUSICIANS ON CALL is the largest provider of volunteers bringing live music at the bedsides of patients in hospitals,” MOC Pres. PETE GRIFFIN said. “We couldn’t have reached this many lives without the support of our volunteers, musicians, donors, hospital staff, partners, Advisory Board Members and Board of Directors who help us deliver the healing power of music in 18 cities across the country.”
In addition, MOC is excited to announce a nationwide partnership with HARD ROCK CAFE who will host Volunteer Appreciation events to give thanks to its Volunteer Guides and Musicians. MUSICIANS ON CALL has thousands of dedicated volunteers and supporters across the country who will take part in these events.
For more information on the campaign you can go to www.musiciansoncall.org/moments.