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Dear friend,

Here's all the latest from Ukulele Kids Club!

We are really excited about the possibilities that lie ahead this year. We're rolling out live, in-person fundraising events around the U.S., and have details for the first few confirmed ones below. We also have a spotlight on one of our kids, the first of a series will be doing on a regular basis in future updates. And of course, we will continue to help kids in the hospital enjoy being kids again.

Recently, we surpassed a new milestone: more than 7,000 ukuleles delivered by the UKC to hospital-based music therapy programs around the world. That's helping a lot of kids, and we owe it all to our supporters. Thank you!



Corey Bergman, CEO

 

Exciting news! Thanks to the generosity and drive of many volunteers, the UKC is producing several live fundraising events in 2019! We're excited to bring fun and music to fans and families in several cities. Here are the confirmed events so far:
And there are several more in the works. Each event will have a fun line-up of music acts, at family-friendly locations and times that make it easy for all to enjoy the show. The "100 Ukes for 100 Kids" title reflects our goal that each event will sell 100 tickets at $40 each – with $40 being the cost to deliver one ukulele to a hospitalized child.
If you live near any of these events, we'd love to see you there. And if you can't make it, we still invite you to sponsor one of the UKC kids for $40.

 
Patient Spotlight: Alexa @ Arizona Burn Center

This is Alexa, a 10 year old patient at Arizona Burn Center, holding her very own Ukulele Kids Club uke! She's shown here with her music therapist, Cindy Steen. Her course of music therapy set out to reduce pain and anxiety, and help her cope with the hospital environment. When Alexa first received her ukulele, that was hers to keep and take home, "all she could say was, 'I'm so happy,'" according to Cindy. Alexa is strong and positive. For her own uke song, she chose Alessia Cara's Scars to Your Beautiful. As Alexa herself says, "Even though I have scars, I know that I'm beautiful." We're so glad music has helped her express her feelings, and keep strumming, Alexa!
Alexa and Cindy Steen, MT-BC
Alexa's self evaluation – a happy, strong and positive girl!
Our work is never complete. As long as there are kids in hospitals, we will support their music therapy goals. Help us continue our work with a donation today!
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