The Children’s Cancer Association flagship program MyMusicRx uses music to help sick kids find strength for their fight, and Tuesday’s annual Bedstock event is aimed to help their share their voice even if they can’t get out of bed.
The one-of-a-kind festival brings together local and national musical acts, along with CCA patients, in an effort to raise money for the MyMusicRx program.
Some of the artists playing in year 3 of Bedstock include Norah Jones, Panic! at the Disco, Moby and Jack Johnson. Local bands like Red Fang, Afterlife Revival and The Domestics will also take part.
"I’m excited to be joining so many great artists playing from bed as part of Bedstock this year,” Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie said. “It's a simple, shareable reminder of the powerful way that music, and programs like MyMusicRx, can heal and uplift seriously ill kids every day.”
In addition to the professional musicians, CCA patients will also be joining in with some performances of their own.
The first two years of Bedstock saw $50,000 raised for MyMusicRx, which helped to fund bedside and online music medicine programs at 25 pediatric hospitals nationwide.
“Bedstock is an incredible showcase for the kids we have the privilege to serve and for our passionate belief that joy matters and music heals,” Regina Ellis, founder and CEO of the Children’s Cancer Association, explained. “By literally playing from bed artists and their fans can join MyMusicRx in making a difference right now in the lives of children and teens in the fight of their lives against cancer and other devastating diagnoses.”
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