Notes4Cancer is a non profit,501c3, charity based organization. Our mission is to assist children, of any gender, battling any type of cancer and their families, with financial aid, as well as emotional support through music and musical events.
How did we come about?
Notes4Cancer was formed when our son, Scott, a musician, was diagnosed with cancer. While he was going through therapy, it became clear to us how much music helped him through this horrible event. Even though he wasn’t able to play any horn instruments, due to his condition, he still played his guitars and keyboards, he wrote his music and jammed with his brothers.
As we applied for financial help, we found that there weren’t a lot of charities helping patients with gas money to get to and from doctors offices, travel expenses or help with housing costs, while the patient was undergoing treatment. We tried for everything and were constantly denied…either he didn’t have the right kind of cancer, he wasn’t the right gender, lived in the wrong state or they had run out of money.
We were also putting out money for music software, strings, and other musical needs…as we were trying to keep his spirits up and keep his mind busy with something he loved. All these things cost money and no one was going to help us, except family...and not a lot of patients have the family or money to continue their music while undergoing treatment.
And so….Notes4Cancer was started….
Notes4Cancer is striving to be able to help ALL children who are musicians or just love music and are currently going through cancer treatment... financially, emotionally and musically.
Notes4Cancer will do their best to help those who need help with gas expenses, travel expenses and monthly housing bills.
cancer patients can fill out an application online and send in copies of their current income statements, information on what help is needed, as well as information from their doctor. Notes4Cancer will go through all the applications and help wherever they can.
Notes4Cancer will also be accepting musical instruments and accessories, as donations, to help musicians continue playing through this hard time in their life or for children who would like to learn an instrument.
If you would like to donate an instrument or any music related items, please contact us at
For those cancer patients who are not currently musicians, Notes4Cancer will also be offering free music lessons, as well as an instrument for them to use while in treatment, keep checking back with us to see when this program is available. If you would like to be contacted about the program, please let us know.
To make this happen…we need help from YOU!
So, please contact us and let us know how you can help make this happen for musicians everywhere!