Sunmark "Git Up Challenge" For the Children's Hospital at Albany Med
The Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation, Sunmark Credit Union and Sunmark employees have come together to “dip with it, sip with it, and put our hips in it” to enable important supportive music therapy for patients at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center a Children's Miracle Network Hospital by taking “The Git Up Challenge” the viral hit by Blanco Brown.
Watch our video of the Sunmark team and the "Git Up Challenge" below. Sunmark offered donate $1 to the music therapy program, up to $5,000, for every comment, like, or share given by viewers! Since June 14, the original music video of “The Git Up” has been viewed almost three million times on YouTube! Thanks to you, we will be giving the full $5,000 to the music theraoy program!
About the music therapy program at the Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center:
The music therapy program is funded solely through grants, gifts, and donations. The Children’s Hospital has a part-time, licensed, board certified music therapist on staff. She works with infant, adolescents, and teens. Music therapy is available to all pediatric patients, including the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, In-Patient, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Most music therapy is done one-on-one within the patient’s room. Parents and siblings are encouraged to participate when they can and when appropriate. Group sessions are also offered within the play rooms of the inpatient units. These techniques may include: song writing, movement, guided imagery, instrument play, singing, CD recording, and music assisted relaxation.
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