Musicians On Call is a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in order to promote and complement the healing process for patients. For the 5th year in a row, they’re having a benefit auction and there are some REALLY COOL prizes like programming a half hour of music on WRXP, VIP passes to Coachella or All Points West, a guitar lesson from Secondhand Seronade, Tickets/Meet & Greets with Fall Out Boy, Backstage VIP Party at a Britney Spears show, limited edition vinyl packages from Oasis and autographed guitars from Coldplay to Kings of Leon. Do yourself a favor and check it all out here. You might win something really awesome and be helping out a great cause. Go now because the auctions end on March 5th!
A little background info on Musicians On Call:
Musicians On Call was originally founded by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwary in the course of their volunteer work with The Kristen Ann Carr Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
After a concert sponsored by the Kristen Ann Carr Fund, a hospital staff member raised the issue that some of the patients had been unable to attend the performance either because they were in treatment or too sick to leave their rooms. In response, Michael, Vivek and the musician went from room to room to play for those patients who had been unable to attend the concert. The one-on-one interaction of patient and musician created a crucial intimacy; the expressions on the faces of friends and family members at the patients’ bedsides revealed a deep sense of connection and release. Musicians On Call was born!