WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) kicks off a National Summer Tour on the benefits of hospice, reaching more than two million people through partnerships with seven music festivals across the country - and more top artists, musicians and venues in the works. Hospice assists patients with terminal illnesses and their families.
"Starting now and through the fall, we are partnering with music festivals across genres and the country to increase information and public awareness on the benefits of hospice. We are working together with key music festivals, organizations and top musicians to bring the power of music, hospice and palliative care to veterans, children and their families," said Don Schumacher, CEO and President, NHPCO. "We are throwing a boulder, as a force for positive social change."
For many years, hospices have used music as a powerful tool to bring comfort and hope to those they care for. Through this partnership with music festivals and artists, who reach so many lives in a positive way, two very different industries are joining for powerful good.
Festivals include Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, June 27 to July 1 and July 3 to 8; Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, August 3 through 12 (partnering with The Goo Goo Dolls and The Dukes of September, Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald); Forecastle in Louisville, Kentucky, July 13-15 (featuring Wilco and Beach House); with Breckenridge Music Festival, June 22 to August 18, and July 26 (at The American Dream: Festival Orchestra Series); Telluride Jazz Festival – August 3 to 5; Cape Cod at Provincetown Jazz Festival, August 11 to 13; and Miami Jazz Festival November 17-18.
"We cannot think of a better fit. There are few organizations in the world that do as good a job at providing exceptional care as hospice, " said Telluride Society for Jazz Executive Director Paul Machado.
NPHCO Contact: Suzanne Miller
Phone: (703) 647-5161
SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization