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KidLinks Foundation Hosts 11th Annual Energy Golf Classic in Dallas Oct. 24

Nonprofit founded and funded by Energy Industry Leaders has made a big difference in little lives by quietly raising more than $3 million in the last decade for Texas Therapeutic Music Initiatives.

 
PRLog - Sep. 8, 2011 - DALLAS -- The KidLinks Foundation – a nonprofit that has been improving the emotional and physical needs of children by directly funding therapeutic music programs in Texas – is hosting its 11th Annual Energy Golf Classic on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. For over a decade, KidLinks has enabled people working for energy-related concerns to make a significant difference in their own communities by directly improving the lives of thousands of children that are critically ill, physically handicapped or have developmental delays. To date, the Foundation has raised well over $3 million through the golf tournament, an annual spring fundraiser (“A Symphony of Chefs” fine dining event), and significant private contributions.

“Leaders within Texas’ energy industry are honored to participate in this event each year and help make a difference in the lives of our most precious resources,” says Adam Hall, Co-Chairman of the Energy Golf Classic and Executive Vice President of EnRisk Services. “The organizations that the KidLinks Foundation supports enable children to experience pleasure and comfort in spite of dire circumstances.”

Children’s Medical Center Music Therapy Program, SMU/Hugworks Music Therapy Program, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft. Worth, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston and Hurst-based Hugworks are funded in part by KidLinks.

Hugworks provides live therapeutic musical programs for hospitalized children, reducing their fear, anxiety and stress while receiving medical care. They also provide music therapy for children with special needs such as Autism, neurological disorders and other special needs.

In addition to hosting Hugworks’ therapeutic music entertainment services, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas provides music therapy for children throughout the facility, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD).

Cook Children’s Medical Center has a board certified music therapist on staff that uses music as a therapeutic modality for self expression and mental/physical rehabilitation. The hospital also offers the services of a home health Child Life Specialist that provides continuity of care after the child leaves the hospital.

The SMU/Hugworks Music Therapy Initiative provides training for students pursuing a degree in music therapy, as well as an on-site clinic offering both private and group sessions to children of all ages and at no charge to the families.

Houston’s Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH) provides individual music therapy services to infants, children, and adolescents throughout various units in the hospital including the dialysis unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and neonatal intensive care unit.

“For children with developmental and physical delays, therapeutic music programs are enabling them to learn, grow and thrive despite impossible odds,” says Brian Petet, Co-Chairman of the Energy Golf Classic and Senior Vice President of Texas Capital Bank. “It’s breathtaking to see how music therapy can reach a child when no other teaching or therapeutic method can.”

Companies or individuals wishing to participate in or sponsor the 11th Annual Energy Golf Classic should visit www.kidlinksfoundation.org for complete details.

For more information regarding these therapeutic music programs:

www.hugworks.org
www.childrens.com
www.cookchildrens.org
www.smu.edu/meadows
www.memorialhermann.org

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