IHEARTRADIO, JOINED BY RECORDING ARTIST CHRIS RENE AND RADIO HOST ELVIS DURAN, UNVEIL INTERACTIVE MUSIC ENVIRONMENT AT ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
St. Mary’s Kids Sing and Dance to Their Favorite Songs at Star-Studded Music Party As Part of Hospital’s “We Believe in Music” Campaign
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On October 4, 2012 Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York, along with recording artist Chris Rene; syndicated radio host Elvis Duran and Clear Channel New York’s on-air personalities Danielle Monaro and Christine Nagy, officially opened the new vibrant musical healing environment at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children this week.
“Music can have a dramatic positive impact on a child’s healing and we’re grateful to Clear Channel and all of our partners for bringing this wonderfully lively new environment to St. Mary’s kids,” said Jeffrey Frerichs, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. “Events like these give us a chance to celebrate the many special children at St. Mary’s, but more importantly, it gives our kids a chance to forget about their complex medical conditions and just be kids, which is vital to their recovery.”
With music therapy proven to help children with rehabilitation and cognitive function, Clear Channel New York has created a space for St. Mary’s Kids to explore their creativity in new and unique ways. The opening of the music healing environment is part of St. Mary’s new Patient Pavilion, a $114 million, 90,000-square-foot facility that opened last week to serve New York’s ill and injured children.
“We have had the great pleasure of working with St. Mary’s over this past year and in that time have been continually impressed and inspired by these incredible kids,” said Joe Puglise, President and Market Manger of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York. “It was great to see so many patients and caregivers letting loose and singling along to Chris Rene.”
This past year, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York teamed up with St. Mary’s to launch the We Believe in Music campaign, a project to build a vibrant music environment at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. Clear Channel New York helped to create this state of the art, music-themed space in the Children’s Activity Center, part of St. Mary’s new Patient Pavilion, with music memorabilia, recording studio, DJ booth, iPod download station, karaoke machine and much more. The music-themed space creates a healing environment that will help St. Mary’s Kids recover and thrive.