Project Brings Hope and Caring to Hospitalized Children
Through Personalized Concerts
Major Live Event Via Ustream Set for March 29th
SEATTLE--, The marriage of music and technology has inspired the first unified network of musicians to offer streaming live music therapy to hospitalized children nationwide. Called the Melodic Caring Project (MCP), it is giving young patients a chance to have their own personalized concerts delivered live to their hospital beds via Ustream (www.ustream.tv), the video streaming website.
The Melodic Caring Project is about one artist playing a live and extremely personal show for a select group of patients. That performance is filmed and Ustreamed directly to the patient’s hospital bed where they are able to watch the show in the comfort and anonymity of their own room. Through a live-chat feature on the Ustream page, the patient’s family and friends can join in and send real-time messages of encouragement and love, creating a true sense of community and support. This unique service is free to the patient and free to the hospital.
Founded in Seattle by Levi and Stephanie Ware, the Melodic Caring Project is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit whose model meets a real and pressing need for new and innovative approaches to music therapy. “The power of music to heal is well documented but often underserved,” explains Levi Ware, founder/president of MCP. “With our Melodic Caring Project we are taking music to the next step in helping children by combining the best of what technology offers and the talent of great musicians to make music therapy an easily accessible part of healing for kids today.”
The Melodic Caring Project grew out of an August 2010 benefit concert Ware and other artists performed for Kaydee Curbow, a young girl who was battling leukemia. Treatment for the disease can leave the immune system susceptible to infection so Kaydee could not leave the hospital. Ware came up with the idea to stream a personal concert that Kaydee and her mother, Patti, could watch from her hospital room as people she’d never met came together in her honor.
The MCP launch event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29th and will feature Seattle music artists Bryan John Appleby and Levi Ware performing live at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle. Their show will be broadcast live via Ustream to a patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The concert will take place beginning at 7PM.
“Our main objective is to offer a service that is streamlined for easy implementation into hospitals that benefits not only to the patient but also caters to the core values of the hospital and it’s dedication to patient care,” adds Ware. “We’re making this happen by developing a simple 1-2-3 step process that offers ease, accessibility and user-friendly streamlined technology built upon an established and diverse network of musicians, hospitals, patients and sponsors that support us.”
“Beyond that it makes each patient a rock-star in that they become the center of attention at their own concert.”
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WHAT: Melodic Caring Project (MCP) Launch event, featuring live performances by Seattle music artists Levi Ware and Bryan John Appleby, will be streamed live to a young patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital
WHEN: Thursday March 29th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM
WHERE: Fremont Abbey Arts Center,
4272 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
DETAILS: The Melodic Caring Project, a 501c3 charity, will host a concert
that willbe streamed live via
to the hospital bed of a young patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Open to the Public. Suggested Donation of $10 to support MCP.
EXCELLENT PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEDIA.
For Media Information, contact: Sharon Weisz, W3 Public Relations, 323-934-2700 - firstname.lastname@example.org
For MCP sponsorships and other information, contact: Levi Ware, 425-346-4246
email@example.com visit: www.melodiccaringproject.com
To reserve seats at the event, go to:http://www.facebook.com/events/367672589924165/
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