The Jared Kurtin Music Therapy Program
Healing Children Through the Power of Music

Sponsored by: Another Planet Entertainment

Kimberlee's Story
When Kimberlee’s journey began, she was intubated in ICU. She communicated by writing song preferences on a white board. She wrote, “When this breathing tube is gone, we are going to jam.”

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is a leader in creative medical treatment options with the first established pediatric Music Therapy program in the Bay Area. Music Therapy is a clinical and evidence-based program for hospitalized infants, children, and their families.

Research shows that in a medical setting Music Therapy can:

  • alleviate pain
  • reduce trauma
  • promote physical rehabilitation
  • support patients’ coping skills
  • reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • stabilize heart rate and blood pressure
  • support cognitive and communication skills

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The Jared Kurtin Music Therapy Program is 100% supported by philanthropy.

EVERY donation makes a difference!


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