Thursday, December 11, 2008

Songs of Love releases first ever charity iPhone application

Tagged with: application, awareness, ill children, iPhone, jukebox, Songs of Love
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The Songs of Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults, has just released its own iPhone application. The Songs of Love iPhone app can be downloaded for FREE and is designed to raise awareness and additional support for the Songs of Love Foundation.

This marks the first time that a charity iPhone app has been released. It contains a “Jukebox” of actual “songs of love” that have been presented to children nationwide. A “Video” page contains footage of several major media appearances including 60 Minutes, ABC World News and a PSA from “Little Miss Sunshine” actor Paul Dano. A fun puzzle game featuring a “song of love” recipient is also included as well as an “About Us” and a “Donate” page.

As each child is unique, so is every “song of love” composition. Since 1996 the Songs of Love Foundation has reached out to over 17,000 children in over 500 hospitals and health care facilities in all 50 states. The songs have often been played to alleviate pain and trauma during painful and scary hospital treatments. The song recipients have played their “songs of love” in all kinds of situations and settings such as car trips to the hospital, show and tell at school, for family and friends in person or on the phone, and even for the doctors and nurses. The children have their “songs of love” always available to them whenever they are feeling down.

The Songs of Love iPhone app is available for the iPhone or the iPod Touch.

Songs of Love and the Songs of Love iPhone app will be featured on “Hallmark Heroes,” hosted by Regis Philbin on the Hallmark Channel on December 25th (check local listings).

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