To kick-off the the holiday season, Musicians On Call (MOC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country, will launch their first-ever Deck The Halls Campaign. The campaign will include limited edition holiday sweaters personally designed by Florida Georgia Line, DNCE, Sara Evans, Sam Hunt, Trey Songz, Band of Merrymakers and more. Fans can purchase the sweaters, which are being made by CapThat the same company who created the wildly successful 2 Chainz ‘Dabbin’ Santa’ sweaters, at www.musiciansoncall.org/sweater. In celebration of MOC reaching the milestone of performing for half a million patients, families and caregivers, a special sweater will also be designed by patients who have had the pleasure of getting to experience MOC’s Bedside Performance Program, where volunteer musicians deck the halls of hospitals with music. Proceeds from the sale of the sweaters will help MOC to continue to deliver the healing power of music to patients across the country.
To celebrate the launch of MOC’s Deck The Halls Campaign and the exclusive brand new sweater line with A-list artists, MOC will be hosting a Holiday Sweater Party in New York City on December 8th at Kola House that will feature a special performance from global superstar Ellie Goulding and special appearance from Elvis Duran, host of #1 syndicated morning radio program Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. The intimate event, sponsored in part by Citi® and Jason Pollack Bedside Performance Program, will be held by invitation only and celebrate volunteers and supporters. There will be select tickets available for auction. Event sponsorship opportunities are still available. Guests are encouraged to sport their favorite holiday sweater from MOC’s limited-edition sweater line.
“Music is incredibly powerful. I am so pleased to support Musicians On Call and the great work they do healing the sick through the power of music,” said Ellie Goulding.
In addition to the sweaters, MOC is also launching a holiday gift auction for its Deck The Halls Campaign featuring signed guitars and memorabilia. The auction, in partnership with eBay, will run now through December 8th and will include VIP experiences and memorabilia from over 25 artists including some of the biggest names in music like Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nick Jonas, the Weeknd, Reba McEntire and many more. Ticket packages for many of iHeartRadio’s sold-out Jingle Ball shows are also up for auction. Bids start at $99 and fans can place their bids by going to www.ebay.com/moc.
“This holiday season we have so much to be thankful for and at Musicians On Call, we are most grateful for our incredible volunteers and supporters, and the patients we have the privilege of performing for, ” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “With the funds raised from our Deck The Halls Campaign, we can bring more bedside performances to patients during the holidays and throughout the year.”
The events are also a part of MOC’s yearlong campaign, Half A Million Moments. The campaign’s goal is to celebrate their achievement by thanking the champions that helped MOC reach the milestone, asking volunteers and supporters to share their stories of their favorite moment bringing music to hospitals using #MOCMoments, and to raise funds and support to help MOC serve the next half a million people.
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities ranging from children’s hospitals to adult facilities, VA hospitals and hospices. To date, its volunteers have played for half a million people across the country. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, they add a dose of joy to life in a healthcare facility. MOC supporters over the years include Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran, Reba, Gavin DeGraw, Darius Rucker, Pharrell, Amos Lee, Nick Jonas, Rachel Platten and many more. For more information, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.