CHILDREN’S MUSIC FUND’S FIFTH ANNUAL HEALING THROUGH MUSIC BENEFIT
AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL (http://www.crescenthotelgroup.com/#
PERFORMANCE BY ACTOR ROB MORROW
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 15, 2013) –On October 26, 2013, the Children’s Music Fund (http://thecmf.org/)
The Healing Through Music event is the primary fundraiser for the CMF, which was established in 2002 by Dr. Raffi Tachdjian, an allergist and pediatric pain specialist, while he was an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Tachdjian was inspired by his teenage patient, Justin, a virtuoso guitarist who had won several awards for his performances. Justin had failed multiple experimental protocols for treatment of his bone cancer. Finding him expressionless, Dr. Tachdjian gave up on his notepad to focus on the one thing that seemed to excite his patient – MUSIC!
"An important part of the mission of Children's Music Fund is to provide music therapy for children with life-altering illnesses,” says Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, President and Founder of CMF. “Research shows that music therapy can have a big impact on children who are hospitalized or suffering from serious illnesses. It helps them build the confidence and positive attitude they need to get them through their difficult struggle. We really believe in the work we are doing with these kids,” said CMF’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Michael M. Babikian, JD, LLM, MBA. Mr. Babikian is also CEO and President of Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group.
Individual tickets to the Healing Through Music event are $150 and can be purchased by visiting www.thecmf.org (http://www.thecmf.org) or by contacting Lindsay Henry at Lindsay@thecmf.org (mailto:Lindsay@
About the Children’s Music Fund
CMF is a Los Angeles based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide musical instruments and music therapy to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic conditions and life-altering illnesses, and to support research on the effects of music therapy. Through its community outreach programs, CMF serves children with a wide range of chronic and life threatening medical conditions and developmental disabilities, including cancer, hemophilia, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, cleft palate, juvenile diabetes, cystic fibrosis and autism.