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Matt's Mixed Tape MF Challenge

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January 09, 2013

Help the MCMF gift iPod Nanos to teen & young adult cancer patients. Please donate to the Matt's Mixed Tape project:  See more
Michele and Eric Cwiertny


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 February 2013, the MCMF will commence gifting iPod Nanos that are pre-loaded with music generously donated by caring artists to teen and young adult (TYA) cancer patients (ages 13-25) at the UCLA Daltrey/ Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer 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.” 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 TYA 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 TYAs.

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 TYAs 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 here on Crowdrise. Donations toward MCMF’s quality of life program will support the acquisition of iPod Nanos and wall chargers that will be gifted to TYA cancer patients. The Foundation is proud to partner with the UCLA Daltrey/ Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program and, with your support, looks forward to expanding its reach to other hospitals in the Southern California area 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

Alice Despard


A Minor Swoon

Ashley Monroe

Avril Lavigne


Beast Patrol

Bill Shanley

Boys School/Brett Farkas


Brock Tyler

Bryce Ryness

City Bird


Cobra Starship

Dave Hause



Fountains of Wayne

G. Love & Special Sauce

Great Northern

Gym Class Heroes

Hello From Reno

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


Rusty Anderson

Ryan Lerman

Shelly O’Brien





Solar Taxi

sparkle*jets u.k.

Starlight Girls


Sunshine Collective

The Californias

The Heavenly States

The High Violets

The Lazy Waves

The Shakedown

The Sweet Hurt

The Upsidedown

Todd O’Keefe

Tom Curren

Tracy Spuehler

Vicky Nolan




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I wish you the best of luck with this project! You are amazing!! Xo 5 years ago




5 years ago