The Wire Megazine is proud to share a 2018 CCMA Media Advisory: The Gord Bamford Foundation Donates $10,000 to McMaster Children’s Hospital In Hamilton Ontario.
Gord Bamford has received 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations, is the two-time winner (2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 25 Top 10 singles in Canada including the #1 smash hit “When Your Lips Are So Close”. Bamford has spent the better part of 20 years honing his craft and perfecting his sound, with his eighth studio album, Neon Smoke, becoming a fan favourite since its release earlier this year. His new single “Dive Bar” is racing up the radio charts & into the Top 10. www.gordbamford.com
The Gord Bamford Foundationis a not for profit organization, that is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that
benefit youth across Canada.
TODAY,Thursday, September 6th, The Gord Bamford Foundation, made a $10,000 donation to the McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. The donation will go to the Music Therapy Program and provide children in the hospital a chance to use music and its elements to promote and improve mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing for children receiving care. www.gordbamfordfoundation.com
LEFT to RIGHT BELOW: Dr. Peter Fitzgerald (President, McMaster Children’s Hospital), Tracy Akitt (Child Life Clinical Leader), Bonnie Brittain (Music Therapist), Gord Bamford and Orna Richter (Development Officer).
BELOW: GORD BAMFORD with $10,000.00 cheque.
“Supporting music-related programs like the one here at McMaster Children’s Foundation is very important to me. People benefit from music in so many different ways. It can lift your mood, teach you a skill for life, or even provide a healing escape from something you might be dealing with,” said Gord Bamford.
“We are extremely grateful for the $10,000 gift from the Gord Bamford Foundation to support the Music Therapy Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital,” says Tamara Pope, Vice-President, Marketing and Communications at Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. “This generous gift will enhance the patient experience for children and youth from throughout south-central Ontario who are receiving care at McMaster Children’s Hospital.”
Here are some fantastic details on this fantastic Music Therapy Program: Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities which are used to foster and develop a therapeutic relationship between the patient, family and therapist. Within this relationship, music is used to facilitate contact, interaction, learning, self-awareness, communication, and personal development. Music therapists skillfully use music and its elements to promote and improve mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing for children receiving care. Music therapists work within an interprofessional health-care team to ensure that the delivery of exceptional clinical care is accompanied by therapeutic services that meet the needs of patients and their families. Feel free to contact or make a donation at www.mcmasterchildrenshospital.ca
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