Cancer Beats

With support from the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation and Teen Cancer America (founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who), Cancer Beats offers an enhanced approach to music therapy by connecting patients to musicians and music students. Professionally trained music therapists design and use individualized music experiences to assess, treat and evaluate patients.

Through Cancer Beats, patients can learn new skills and coping strategies, meet peers and gain support. It’s a chance to express themselves and be creative in a safe and controlled environment.

“Victory Dance” is the theme song for the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Music, Cancer Beats music therapy program.

The music video features Norton Children’s and Norton Healthcare patients as well as local musicians. Footage for the video was shot on the 7 West inpatient units at the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital and the outpatient unit at the Novak Center for Children’s Health. It also includes footage from Kids Cancer Alliance Teen Indian Summer Camp and Chili’s® Clip for Kids.

This video was championed by our music therapists and expressive therapists as a way to celebrate patients and musicians who have participated in the past and showcase the power music can have on those battling cancer.

Special thanks to Jim James of the band My Morning Jacket for giving us permission to remix their song and Louisville Public Media for being a supporter of the program.

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