The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced a $50,000 gift from seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, which will be used to create specialized programming for teens with cancer treated at CHOP’s Cancer Center.
The first initiative will be to establish a high-tech music therapy cart for teens to create and produce their own music while they go through cancer treatment.
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“We are thrilled that Taylor Swift has chosen to support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Her gift will help lift the spirits of many CHOP patients during a difficult time.”
The Hospital’s Cancer Center has created several programs to support teens, and this high-tech music therapy cart will be an innovative resource to further support their emotional well-being. It will be available in patients’ rooms and in the Center’s teen room.
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