This is truly incredible! Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her generous gift went a LONG way. Hear what physicians and specialists from the hospital had to say about Taylor’s good deed.
Singer and 7-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, 24, made a huge donation to the Cancer Center at CHOP in 2013 — $50,000, exactly. The money went towards creating specialized music programming for teens with cancer, and the hospital plans to develop programs to further support teens emotional well-being. Taylor’s gift will make such a positive impact on these teens who are going through difficult treatments.
Taylor Swift Donates $50K To CHOP For Specialized Programming
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has revealed that in 2013, Taylor donated $50K to their Cancer Center. Her generous gift will make an incredible difference, as the hospital has used the money to create a specialized music programming specifically for teens with cancer.
“Taylor Swift’s music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients. We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer,” Lamia Barakat, PhD, psychologist and director of the Psychosocial Services Program at CHOP’s Cancer Center said.
The first program will be to develop a more modern and high-tech music therapy system for teens, allowing them to create and produce their own music as they go through their cancer treatments.
These patients are going through a scary and painful treatment, and this music therapy will help support their emotional well-being — essentially helping them make it through these rough times.
“Teenagers who are being treated for cancer have emotional and social needs that are different than their younger counterparts. They’re facing a frightening diagnosis and treatment during what is already a time of great physical, social, and emotional change,” said Stephanie Rogerwick, child life manager at CHOP’s Cancer Center.
Wow. This is such a good idea, and Taylor should definitely be proud of herself for giving these kids the beautiful gift of music.
Hey HollywoodLifers, how incredible is Taylor? What do you think about the music therapy they are putting her money into? Let us hear know your thoughts below!
— Sammi Errico