All About ‘Hope For The Holidays’
Musicians On Call teamed up with Citi for a one of a kind experience for those who are hospitalized or working in the medical field during the holidays. A virtual concert for the patients, families, and frontline caregivers is taking place across the country. Hope For The Holidays is available at over 5,000 American Hospital Association facilities. It is available on-demand for patients to enjoy through the month of December.
Musicians On Call is a nonprofit that delivers music, both live in-person and recorded to the bedside of patients. The nonprofit is a leg of The Recording Academy, which hosts the GRAMMY Awards. The organization has been around for twenty years and brings volunteer musicians to perform for patients and healthcare workers year-round. This year, they have performed for almost 100,000 patients.
Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson and Other Celebrities
Furthermore, numerous celebrities and performers will be participating in the event. Parton, Clarkson, and Billie Eilish sent messages and well-wishes. Meanwhile, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor, Josh Groban, HAIM, JP Saxe, and Pentatonix performed.
“It’s difficult for patients and caregivers to be in hospitals and away from their loved ones during the holiday season. And with the growing restrictions from the pandemic, this year will be the hardest of all. They will have to be without the traditional programs and support from family and friends that bring moments of joy to a tough situation,” MOC President & CEO Pete Griffin said. “For that reason, we wanted to give them an extra special gift to show them they are not alone and make them smile for the holidays. We believe these messages of hope and festive songs from the biggest names in music will lift their spirits all season long.”