Music therapy program for cancer patients added to GHS permanent - FOX Carolina 21

Music therapy program for cancer patients added to GHS permanently

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A nationally recognized music therapy program for cancer patients and survivors is now a permanent part of the Greenville Health System's curriculum for people undergoing treatment.

The GHS Cancer Institute was awarded a grant to bring the Jeffrey Frank Wacks Music Therapy Program to the hospital system, which allows survivors and patients to come together with a certified music therapist, sing songs together and experience the healing power of music.

"It takes your mind off of your cancer and for a little while you feel normal, I mean you feel like laughing and you feel like going on...you can do anything," said Margaret Hitt, who said the music therapy demonstrations helped her heal.

The Converse Music Therapy program partnered with the Greenville Health System to bring the program to the hospital. The grant awarded was from the LiveStrong Foundation, and was $15,600.

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