LOS GATOS, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Jeff Peterson, President of the Peterson Family Foundation, a California based charity that focuses on music therapy, has been honored by the Western Region Chapter, American Music Therapy Association, Inc. for his pioneering work at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
At UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Jeff and his foundation have established and funded a music therapy program, including the creation of a state-of-the-art recording studio and hiring a team of dedicated music therapists.
Per the nomination submission:
“Music therapy has become the central mission of his foundation, and he
has since funded new music therapy positions at Lucille Packard
Children’s Hospital at Stanford and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. The
Peterson Family Foundation is now working to raise additional funds to
support music therapy programs across the globe, including Rome and
Jeff’s vision is that no children’s hospital should be without music therapy. He is excited to support research and education initiatives and is an invaluable advocate for our profession. There is no body more deserving of the Advocacy Award than Jeff Peterson.”
Along with music therapy, Jeff Peterson and his foundation also support research of diabetes, lung cancer and pediatric leukemia. Visit www.wramta.org to learn more about the music therapy advocacy group.
About the Peterson Family Foundation
The Peterson Family Foundation was founded in 2003 to enhance, restore and improve the quality of life for all human beings. Their primary mission is to seek out and support experts and institutions dedicated to enhancing and improving the lives of people dealing with illnesses requiring a stay at a medical institution by bringing music therapy to as many hospitals as possible. Learn more at www.PetersonFamilyFoundation.com.