In addition to the funds raised through concerts that are targeted for basic family needs, artists also perform for the children and their families on site at the hospital. The children, along with their Moms & Dads and brothers & sisters listen to the performances. They sing, play instruments and briefly relax, gaining relief from the treatments that have interrupted their childhood.
The work of 12 Bands not only provides for the direct short-term needs of families, but through the concerts performed, creates educational outreach to thousands of Georgia residents who are made aware of the many forms of cancers afflicting kids. This effort has had an amazing effect upon increasing ‘donor support’ and volunteer recruitment, both growing steadily over the past decade. Add to that the thousands who have attended concerts to support 12 Bands’ independent fundraising efforts, an engaged community of artists, now numbering in excess of 80, and you have the foundation to do great things for families facing pediatric cancer.