It’s Today! The March for Music Therapy!

By: Elisa FG

March to the beat of your own drum today (March 20)y. Well, march, pledge, donate, come make some noise, just get involved! Sunday March 20th will mark the 3rd year anniversary for March for Music Therapy. The movement is marching through communities across the country, where people are rallying together to raise funds, awareness and support for a truly great cause.

What’s music therapy? It’s the ability to use music as a healing aid for those faced with mental, emotional and even physical challenges. This form of therapy is popping up in treatment facilities all over the world, restoring the lives and faith of those in need. Patients and their families are seeing the results and are grateful that such a unique and promising option exists.

Last year $25,000 was raised for The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, this year  March for Music Therapy is hoping to raise over $40,000, and can totally do it, but needs help from as many supporters as they can get! Which begs the question… what are you up to this Sunday?

You can register to march and collect pledges, make a pledge or donation, however you want to show your support, it’s all appreciated and considered a huge help!

“It was wonderful to be Marching for Music Therapy in Montreal and knowing other cities were also marching that same day in the snow, rain and sunshine!” says music therapist Debbie Carroll. “The March for Music Therapy is a unique and profitable fundraising event and I look forward to doing it every year!”

So again I ask…. got plans for today?

For more information on how you can get involved and march yourself around town for a great cause visit www.musictherapytrust.ca or email:

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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