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Rock Against Cancer and Hot Topic Foundation Support Music Therapy Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

Date: 05/29/2008
Contact: Amy Albin ()
Phone: (310) 794-8672
WHAT:
Nonprofit organization Rock Against Cancer, with the support of the Hot Topic Foundation, will present a $10,000 donation to support the music therapy program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. After the check presentation, UCLA's music therapist will demonstrate music therapy with pediatric patients and their siblings.
WHEN:
11 a.m.–12 noon, Friday, May 30.
WHERE:
Child Life Playroom at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA (third floor), 10833 Le Conte Ave. (at Tiverton Avenue), Westwood 90095
PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Lisa White, founder, Rock Against Cancer Foundation
  • Rusty Eltringham, board member, Hot Topic Foundation
  • Vanya Green, music therapist, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
  • Amy Bullock, director, Child Life/Child Development Services at Mattel Children's Hospital
  • Pediatric patients and family members
BACKGROUND:
Music therapy is the prescribed use of music and musical interventions in order to restore, maintain and improve emotional, physical and spiritual health and well-being. An established health profession similar to occupational or physical therapy, music therapy may be prescribed by members of a child's treatment team, including doctors, social workers, child-life specialists, teachers, psychologists and caseworkers. Rock Against Cancer is a nonprofit organization advocating for kids with cancer at the local, state and national level. The Hot Topic Foundation aims to support programs and organizations that specifically focus on encouraging and educating youth in music, creative writing, painting, photography, filmmaking and related activities.
R.S.V.P. & PARKING:
Call media contact to R.S.V.P. and arrange parking.
MEDIA CONTACT:
Amy Albin, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, (310) 794-8672