JoyRx knows it takes more than medicine to treat pediatric cancer and other serious illness. When a child is facing life’s most challenging moments, they also need emotional healing.   

For over 27 years, JoyRx has delivered Joy-based programming to help children and teens find their Joy. The JoyRx Music program reduces loneliness, stress, and perception of pain for children — transforming their pediatric healthcare experience — and is offered at no cost to families and hospital partners. 

Simply put — Joy makes sick kids feel better. 
 
 
 
 

Finding Connection Through Music

For a true testament to the power of music as medicine, watch this interaction with JoyRx guest musical artist, SaulPaul, and 6-year-old Iker at Dell Children’s Hospital.

What We Do

The highly trained JoyRx Music Specialists engage hospitalized kids of all ages and diagnoses, allowing them to choose the “music medicine” experience that best fits their current emotional place and desired mood.

No-cost bedside and virtual programming options are available and tailored for one-on-one or group music experiences. Young patients can choose to watch a live music session, request a song, sing along, engage in music lessons, and even grab an instrument to join the band—whatever feels right and brings Joy to them in the moment.

JoyRx Music Specialists Bring Joy

For an example of how our JoyRx Music Specialists bring Joy to kids who need more than medicine, watch this clip of JoyRx Music Specialist Dylan creating a mash-up of James’s favorite songs. This is the power of Joy!

Austin Leadership Council

A local advisory group comprised of community members and executives from Austin businesses and firms, our Austin Leadership Council leads the way to long-term, sustainable growth of JoyRx Music in Central Texas. These extraordinary individuals join JoyRx Music brand partners Nike, The FADER, Black Rock, Gibson Guitars, and more.

Meet our Austin Leadership Council

Become a Joy Maker

We are proud to announce anchor program investments from NFP, Tito’s, Epiphone, The Donald D. Hammill Foundation, and the Clifford Antone Foundation, whose generosity is powering JoyRx Music in Austin, Texas. Find out how you or your company can make a powerful difference for seriously ill kids and teens by contacting Jack Pipkin, VP of Development, at JPipkin@JoyRx.org.

Mission Impact

“The JoyRx Music program has provided so much Joy and comfort to our kids and families when they feel their world has been flipped upside down. From live virtual concerts in the infusion room to in-person, one-on-one music sessions with a musician, JoyRx Music provides an extremely positive coping strategy.”

—Deanna,
Child Life Specialist
Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center
Austin, Texas

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