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MATT CWIERTNY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

Matt's Mixed Tape

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MATT CWIERTNY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION via Crowdrise
February 20, 2013

Help the MCMF gift iPod Nanos to teen & young adult cancer patients. Please donate to the Matt's Mixed Tape project: http://bit.ly/T6LNez  See more

THE STORY:

Music was Matt Cwiertny’s passion, love, and escape. In this spirit, the Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation (MCMF) is thrilled to announce our quality of life outreach program, Matt’s Mixed Tape. Beginning in February 2013, the MCMF commenced gifting iPod Nanos that are pre-loaded with music generously donated by caring artists to adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients (ages 15-29). The MCMF is so proud to partner with UCLA’s Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program, the Teen Impact Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Mercy Children’s Hospital in Saint Louis for this quality of life program. Music therapy has been shown to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants decrease their pain, nausea, and stress. (“Music Therapy and Cancer.” CancerConnect.com. 13 September 2012.; “Music Therapy Strikes a Chord With Cancer Patients.” University of Rochester Medical Center. 29 July 2003.)

The Foundation has chosen to focus on AYA cancer patients for the Matt’s Mixed Tape program because Matt, only 24 when he passed away, fell into this age range. Throughout his battle, it became apparent that organizations offering support to patients in treatment by way of gifts tend to focus on a younger demographic and overlook AYAs.

The musicians working with the MCMF recognize the need to advocate for this underserved population of cancer patients and have given their full support to our program, as well as access to rare songs and recordings. It is through the generosity of these artists that Matt’s Mixed Tape iPods will arrive pre-loaded. These artists understand how music can help AYAs deal with the toughest of days or nights, and how the Matt’s Mixed Tape program is a great way for their music to reach these young people, offer them a moment of escape, and improve their quality of life. 

The MCMF invites you to participate in the Matt’s Mixed Tape program by making a donation on this website. Donations toward MCMF’s quality of life program will support the acquisition of iPod Nanos and wall chargers that will be gifted to AYA cancer patients and help our Foundation expand its reach to other hospitals in the near future.

The Matt Cwiertny Memorial Foundation wishes to thank the following artists for their kindness and generosity in donating their music to this exciting program:

The 88

Andrew McMahon

Aaron Embry

Adam Merrin

Alice Despard

ALO

A Minor Swoon

Ashley Monroe

Avril Lavigne

Bahamas

Beast Patrol

Bill Shanley

Boys School/Brett Farkas

Brad

Brock Tyler

Bryce Ryness

City Bird

Climber

Cobra Starship

Dave Hause

Dryspell

Ernie Halter

Fiach

Fountains of Wayne

G. Love & Special Sauce

Great Northern

Gym Class Heroes

Hello From Reno

Hayley Taylor

Imperial Mammoth

Jack's Mannequin

Jamin Wilcox

Jason Muller

Joe Dexter / Orange

Kenton Chen

Kristen Kelly

Laura Jane Scott

Let’s Become Actors

Matt Costa

Matt Nathanson

Matt Rovetto

Mello Cads

Mia Dyson

Michael Gross & The Statuettes

Michael Tiernan

Neville Skelly

Oh Darling

Patrick Stump

Pierre de Reeder

Rain Perry

RNDM

Rusty Anderson

Ryan Lerman

Shelly O’Brien

Sia

Sirah

Sixstep

Snowday

Solar Taxi

sparkle*jets u.k.

Starlight Girls

Suedehead

Sunshine Collective

The Californias

The Heavenly States

The High Violets

The Lazy Waves

The Offspring*

The Shakedown

The Sweet Hurt

The Three O'Clock

The Upsidedown

Todd O’Keefe

Tom Curren

Tracy Spuehler

Vicky Nolan

Wavves

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* The Offspring appears courtesy of Sony Music

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    $10

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  • Michele and Eric

    $70

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    $160

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    $160

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    $25

  • Michele and Eric

    $25

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    $100

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    $200

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    $10

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  • Linda Andersen

    $15

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  • Samantha Willis

    $21

  • Amanda Barcus

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  • Anonymous

    $479

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  • Offline donations

    $150

  • Sarah Blake

    $25

  • Lisa

    $50

  • Mary K.

    $100

  • Jennifer

     

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  • Anonymous

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  • Lauren Higgins

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31% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,322 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Michele and Eric Cwiertny

Amount Raised

$9,144

 

30% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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MATT CWIERTNY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$178

 

1% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Heng Ah

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$0

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Brittany Beisner

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Donor Comments

Amanda Barcus

Amanda Barcus

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

virany

virany

I recently had to get a new Shuffle after I destroyed my last one from a long race (or was it from spilling post-race beer on it? details, details). And that reminded me of this project, which I'm glad to see is still going strong. Happy New Year! 3 years ago

Lauren Higgins

Lauren Higgins

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Lauren Higgins

Lauren Higgins

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Because it seems there hasn't been much support in a while. Keep up the good work! :) 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

11:11 AM

11:11 AM

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Offline donations

Offline donations

DONATION: $25

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Jennifer

Jennifer

4 years ago

Mary K.

Mary K.

DONATION: $100

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