Last Thursday evening, over 90 people gathered at the Lagunitas Community Room in Northeast Portland to celebrate the incredible benefits that music can have for people with serious and chronic illness, and to raise funds to support the Housecall Providers Bringing Music Home program.
Through a program that wove heartfelt storytelling with live music performed by local musician, David Lane, guests learned about how volunteers are using personalized playlists to soothe pain, relieve loneliness, and help restore a sense of identity for people living with chronic and debilitating illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease.
We are so grateful to everyone who came out to hear stories about, and songs loved by, the participants from the first two years of the Bringing Music Home program.
With your help, we’ve raised over $7,000 from 42 different donors to help people living with chronic illness and disabilities have a better quality of life through the transcendent power of music.
Thank you to the many wonderful volunteers who helped make this event possible, and to Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, McMenamins, K & M Wines, JC Provost and Leslie Conner for their in-kind donations.
Of course, Music on Tap wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors: