Gord Bamford Donates $10,000 to IWK Foundation in Halifax, NS Money will Help Support The Music Therapy Program
Gord Bamford Donates $10,000 to IWK Foundation in Halifax, NSMoney will Help Support The Music Therapy Program
Halifax, NS – As Halifax enjoys hosting the Canadian Country Music Association’s Country Music Week (September 10-13, 2015), Gord Bamford is helping keep the Music Therapy program healthy with a visit to the IWK Health Centre.
Bamford is donating $10,000 from his Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation to the Music Therapy program. The cheque presentation is set for 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 11th, 2015 at the IWK Health Centre.
Today’s donation will make a huge impact on the wellbeing of IWK patients by supporting the Health Centre’s pediatric music therapy program. “The IWK’s Child Life Music Therapy program is thrilled to once again be the recipient of Gord Bamford’s generosity,” said Darrel Cameron, Music Therapist Accredited, IWK Health Centre. “This donation will help to create opportunities by using music to engage patients in their health experience.”
The Canadian country musician loves to share the power of music, and knows just how impactful it is as a healing tool in healthcare settings. “It’s important to give back in any way you can and I focus on making kids a number one priority,” says Bamford, who recently generated $508,000 at his 8th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic held this past August in Central Alberta, “Music can have such an impact on a person’s mindset and well-being, and it’s a gift I truly enjoy sharing.”
The IWK Child Life’s Music Therapy program uses music as the main avenue for working on health care and quality of life goals with patients and their families. Music therapy sessions involve finding creative ways to incorporate music into a patient’s healing process. Studies have shown that through musical therapy, patients’ stress levels are reduced, sensory and cognitive skills are developed, and there is an increase in self-confidence and self-esteem.
Bringing home an award from the Canadian Country Music Awards 19 times, and garnering 6 nominations for this Sunday’s award show, including the dear-to-his-heart Fan’s Choice award, Gord Bamford continues to work toward delivering the best in country music and continuing his charitable efforts along the way.