The Songs of Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges.
Since 1996 the Songs of Love Foundation has reached over 25,000 children in over 500 hospitals and health care facilities in all 50 states. Children often listen to their personalized songs to alleviate the trauma of scary hospital treatments. They have played their songs in car trips to the hospital, show and tell at school, for family and friends and even for the doctors and nurses. Their "Songs of Love" are always available to them whenever they are feeling down. An article in Intouch, a cancer prevention magazine, stated that, “Young patients endure invasive procedures without anesthetics thanks to the comfort their “Songs of Love” provide.”
Each youngster’s CD is professionally produced with lyrics containing the child's name and references to all of his or her favorite people, activities, pets, and things. Talented professionals write and perform the songs in the musical style that the child prefers (children’s, pop, R&B, rap, rock, alternative, etc.). Notables Billy Joel, Michael Bolton, Ben Taylor, Jason Mraz, David Lee Roth and Player have all contributed their voices on a "Song of Love.”
The foundation has been featured by many prominent media outlets including: The New York Times, CNN, the Today Show, 60 Minutes, Parade magazine, NBC Nightly News, People magazine, ABC World News, the Hallmark Channel, Dateline, and American Profile Magazine.
The organization was created by John Beltzer in honor of his brother, Julio, who had written and recorded a song entitled “Songs of Love” shortly before his death in 1984. Songs of Love focuses on the oft neglected importance of treating the patient in their current moment of struggle. It is essential to boost the spirits of these children to help make them as happy as possible while battling their illness.
Please visit www.SongsofLove.org and www.youtube.com/songsoflovefdn