FLF Hosts Music Therapy Dinner

On May 2, the Forefront Living Foundation (FLF) hosted its inaugural fundraising dinner benefiting the Music Therapy program at Faith Presbyterian Hospice (FPH). The elegant evening included special music accompanied by cocktails, dinner and touching stories related to the exceptional music therapy services offered by FPH.

The program began with a warm welcome by FLF Executive Director, Diane Fullingim, who greeted more than 35 donors, board members and teammates to the melodic affair. Danette Muzic, FPH Executive Director, shared a few meaningful words about the benefits of music therapy experienced by FPH patients and their loved ones. She explained that each FPH music therapist is highly skilled through professional licensing and specialized training. Additionally, the dedicated therapists have completed an extensive internship designed to refine their skills  to deliver their expert therapeutic services. 

“Music therapy is part of the ‘Faith Difference’ and is one of several integrated therapies that separates Faith Presbyterian Hospice from other hospice providers. Music therapy is proven to relieve physical symptoms, enhance mood and provide unique opportunities for connections for families in hospice care,” shared Sarah Jones, FLF Philanthropy Coordinator.

In preparation for the evening, dinner guests were asked to submit a song that moved or was personally significant to them. The talented FPH music therapists Jennefer Dixon and Alyssa Price treated everyone to a musical presentation featuring a medley of songs shared by the dinner guests while also conveying the positive and emotional power of music. Alyssa shared the following thoughts on the meaningful support of the program, “It was incredible to see the support for the music therapy program, from both inside and outside our organization. It means a lot when you receive the opportunity to reconnect with the families that were touched by our services. I am grateful for the continued support of what we do!”

To date, more than $37,000 has been raised to sustain the FPH Music Therapy program, with an end goal of $50,000. For more information on the Music Therapy program and to learn how you can partner with FLF to share the gift of beautiful music to FPH patients and their loved ones, please contact Sarah.