Throughout the month of September — Childhood Cancer Awareness Month — Amazon Music Unlimited will offer a variety of playlists for music lovers and pediatric cancer supporters and advocates to enjoy. They were created by several noteworthy athletes and celebrities who teamed with childhood cancer patients in New York, New Jersey, and Jacksonville, Florida.
“I am so grateful that so many celebrities and athletes took time to create these playlists with our cancer patients and cancer survivors,” said Tom Coughlin, former Giants head coach and founder of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation. “No one fights cancer alone; it takes a team, and I want to thank Amazon Music and all of those involved for being a part of ours.”
Among those who paired with the amazing and inspiring Jay Fund Foundations patients, parents and survivors were TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager, two-time U.S. Women’s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis, The Office’s Craig Robinson, GRAMMY-Award winning duo The Chainsmokers, NC Courage and U.S. Women’s National Team champion Jessica McDonald, and current and former New York Giants Levine Toilolo, Mark Herzlich and Kevin Boothe.
“Music helps patients bond socially, emotionally, and with other patients,” said Lee Russeth, MS, CCLS, Senior Child Life Specialist at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.
“In an environment where patients can often have few decisions, with music they can choose which instrument to play, sing, dance, or just sit back and listen. They are free to express their emotions, while alleviating their pain. And, it’s so important to remember, music is also for fun! It’s the normalizing factor that helps them get through their treatment.”
Each of the playlists can be found below:
Hey Alexa, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Play the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Collab on @amazonmusic Unlimited. Check out all of the playlists at https://t.co/PgCRvT8P8l #AskAlexa #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/nTdod0cg05
— Tom Coughlin Jay Fund (@tcjayfund) September 3, 2021
Behind the music and collaborations were the minds of Alexus, Camila, Jake and his family, Leon, Meleah, Sa’nyla, Shariah and Talen (you can meet each of the kids here).
Unfortunately, Talen, who teamed with Mark Herzlich, passed away on August 30, 2021. Giants Wire and Giants fans everywhere send their condolences, love, thoughts and prayers to his family.