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Music Funds the Cure

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer, is launching “Music Funds the Cure” in support of the 43 children diagnosed with pediatric cancer daily.

About Music Funds the Cure

Music is something that everyone enjoys, and cancer is something that everyone despises. Engaging people to share their passion for music and align it with raising awareness and funds to support pediatric cancer research is the intent of “Music Funds the Cure”, says David Frazer, CEO of NPCF. Music Funds the Cure has various ways for people to get involved.

Artists and corporations can donate a percentage of their proceeds for their product or services. Musicians of all ages can create fundraising asks and challenge their network to listen to their music and donate to the NPCF. Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin, TX is already making a difference!

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Orpheus Academy offers various instrument and vocal lessons, group musicianship classes, and summer music camps in Austin, TX and online. Through their involvement with Music Funds the Cure, Orpheus Academy started the fundraiser, Theo’s Practice-a-Thon, which invited music students to share performance videos with sponsors to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Theo’s Practice-a-Thon honors and commemorates Theo, an Orpheus student who lost his battle with cancer.

“Theo always enjoyed sharing his music with his friends and family, and, while he was with us, his music brought joy to so many people. Theo is an inspiration to me every day. When I get ready to teach I think about the joy that music brought to Theo’s life, and the joy he gave to me and every other person who heard him play. I keep his picture over my desk so I can remember that making music is not just learning notes, and techniques, but making the world a more beautiful and joyful place, if only for a moment.” — Dr. Klondike Steadman Executive Director, Orpheus Academy of Music

Theo’s Practice-a-Thon empowers students to make the world a better place by sharing their music and has raised $10,000!

Actor and musician Gabriella Graves is also supporting pediatric cancer research by encouraging patients to be courageous and dream big. She and her parents have a nonprofit called I Am Courageous ( which creates uplifting entertainment to encourage these fighters. They are honored to partner with NPCF and Music Funds the Cure to host a “video dream series via YouTube” highlighting participants in the NPCF’s Fashion Funds the Cure events across the country. Gabriella is known for her recurring role as Delaware, on Disney Channel’s Coop and Cami Ask the World as well as many animated voices on Netflix, Amazon, Nickelodeon and Disney Jr. When she is not working, Gabi’s passion is sharing music through cover songs on her YouTube channel (singing to piano, ukulele, and guitar).

About National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

To put in perspective how important the support of this program is — only four percent of the billions of dollars annually spent on cancer research is directed towards treating childhood cancer, and yet childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children. Moreover, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for use in children with cancer since 1980. These are staggering statistics that we, as a society, can’t ignore.  As the top-rated cancer charity, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to putting 100% of our efforts towards developing safer, more effective treatment, to ensure these children not only survive but thrive after treatment.”

Since its inception, the NPCF has been working to develop these treatments through their innovative Sunshine Project, a business model unlike any other in the field of pediatric cancer research. Consisting of a consortium of over 20 leading pediatric hospitals nationwide, the Sunshine Project was founded with the goal of leveraging collaboration, both scientific and philanthropic, to identify promising, less toxic, novel therapies to treat and eliminate childhood

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. The NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is recognized as the top-rated cancer charity in the U.S. by Charity Navigator.