Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, and Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer, are bringing smiles and welcome relief to patients and caregivers in children’s hospitals across the country with Healing Through Music. Through the series, called Musicians On Call & Hyundai Hope On Wheels present Healing Through Music, national recording artists are delivering the healing power of music to patients and caregivers with surprise, once-in-a-lifetime virtual performances. Some of music’s biggest artists volunteered with Musicians On Call and will be featured in the series, including Sia, Jason Derulo, Darius Rucker, JoJo, Lauren Alaina, Rachel Platten, Ally Brooke, Ingrid Michaelson, Fonseca, Lauren Daigle and more.
Over the next four weeks the series will surprise these brave individuals and teams with performances ranging from intimate one-on-one visits with their favorite artists to hundreds of individuals tuning in throughout the hospital. Videos from these performances will premiere on Musicians On Call’s and Hyundai Hope On Wheels’ social media accounts every day at 7 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday, in conjunction with hospital shift changes and the hour that citizens nationwide show their gratitude to caregivers.
Musicians On Call & Hyundai Hope On Wheels present Healing Through Music uses the technology of MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program to connect artists directly with patients and caregivers. During this program, MOC Volunteer Musicians perform remotely for patients via live broadcasts through hospital closed-circuit TVs and in-home services. MOC expanded this program to serve more patients in need; currently, more than 15,000 people have enjoyed virtual performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more than 20 years MOC has used music to promote and complement the healing process with programs including the Bedside Performance Program, Virtual Bedside Performance Program and Music Pharmacy program. As the nation’s leading provider of live music in hospitals, MOC’s Bedside Performance Program and Virtual Program have reached more than 800,000 individuals and there are hospitals in all 50 states that share Music Pharmacies with their patients.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai’s 501c(3) non-profit, has committed $4.3 million towards COVID-19 Drive-thru testing centers as well as providing testing kits and testing machines which have been in severely short supply.