JoyRx Music®, JoyRx Mentorship®, and JoyRx Nature® programs create feel-good moments for children facing serious illness and help them positively shift their mood to relieve the sadness, anxiety, and isolation experienced during lengthy treatments and hospitalizations — transforming their pediatric healthcare experience.
Since 1995, JoyRx Music® draws on the universal power of music to energize and lift spirits. Our trained musicians help children find Joy during the stressful and painful experiences related to extended hospitalizations and treatments for life-threatening illness.
Since 1999, JoyRx Mentorship® fosters trusted companionship to inspire laughter and distraction. The only program of its kind in the nation, our trained, adult volunteer JoyRx Mentors provide emotional support to children in treatment and critical support to parents who endure the hardships of long hospital stays with their child.
Since 2006, JoyRx Nature® provides an essential connection to the natural world. Nestled in 24 acres of surrounding woods with plentiful wildlife and a serene lake, JoyRx Nature’s Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin at the Oregon Coast provides children in treatment and their extended families with a place of peace in a calming environment.
For children facing cancer and other serious illnesses, Joy is more than a feeling. It’s a necessity.