Since 1995, the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) has been prescribing Joy – transforming the pediatric healthcare experience through innovative, Joy-based programming, enhancing the mental health and emotional well-being of pediatric patients with the healing power of music, friendship, and nature.
MyMusicRx® is CCA’s flagship program. For more than 24 years, MyMusicRx’s trained music specialists have led this innovative music medicine intervention, empowering pediatric patients to improve their emotional and mental states through interaction with music. The MyMusicRx 360° patient experience includes free-of-charge bedside service, in-hospital concerts, treatment diversion requests from medical staff, and MyMusicRx.org, a 24/7 online platform — all designed to relieve stress, anxiety, and perception of pain for pediatric patients.
MyMusicRx.org empowers patients to positively shift their emotional states during the stressful and painful experiences related to fighting life-threatening illnesses and extended hospitalizations by offering a selection of exclusive music activities according to each patient’s wants and needs. With every game, video, or music lesson, MyMusicRx.org becomes smarter and more effective in recommending the songs and activities that will give the most comfort to each patient. Personalized website walkthroughs are available for any hospitals interested in becoming more familiar with the MyMusicRx.org program. MyMusicRx is currently delivered in 31 pediatric healthcare facilities across the nation, providing service to thousands of kids and teens every day.
CCA sees an extraordinary opportunity to disrupt the status quo of our nation’s pediatric healthcare system by incorporating Joy as a new pathway from illness to greater wellness, reducing pain, anxiety, stress, isolation, and integrating a new delivery system for improved emotional well-being.
To learn more or get involved, please visit JoyRx.org.