In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, singer Vance Joy has announced his new partnership with MyMusicRx and Kala to launch 'Ukuleles for Kids'.
The singer, who is well-known for playing the ukulele, will help bring instruments to children currently in the hospital.
According to Vance Joy's website, "The selection of hospitals will be able to opt into this donation throughout August, with the ukuleles and lessons delivered in September for National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Vance Joy himself will feature in the short videos teaching the children how to play simple songs on Ukulele."
The announcement was made by the "Riptide" singer on his Instagram:
In a statement, Joy said "I remember hearing a beautiful story about George Harrison driving around in his car, handing out instruments to people. I’ve always wanted to emulate that idea and what better way than giving the gift of instruments and music lessons to young children who are fighting terminal diseases. My heart goes out to these kids and their families.”
According to Billboard, Vance Joy himself will film video lessons hosted by MyMusicR, which will teach these children the notes to songs including his own "Riptide" and latest single "Saturday Sun."
Kala will donate plastic, hospital-sanitary ukuleles, encouraging patients to learn how to play.
Children’s hospitals across the country have the option to opt into donation throughout the month of August and September. The ukuleles and lessons will be delivered to hospitals that have chosen to participate in the program.
This is such a heart-warming and inspiring thing that Vance Joy is doing. I'd love to hear back from you guys on this.
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