Since 2017, Southwest has been a Partner of Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to patients bedsides in healthcare facilities across the country. Through this partnership, we’re able to help bring the healing power of music to those who need it most.
Through our partnership, we’ve hosted several visits at hospitals that are a part of the Southwest Medical Transportation Grant Program in Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Following the tragic events in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, we worked with MOC to pull together last-minute flights to Las Vegas so musicians could visit victims recovering in the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, and perform for the patients, nurses, and doctors, bringing a much-needed respite to those dealing with the tragedy.
“Southwest Airlines has been an incredible partner of Musicians On Call and given us opportunities to bring our Volunteers across the country,” said Pete Griffin, President & CEO. “As we celebrate 20 years delivering the healing power of music, Southwest has allowed us to reach even more patients, families and caregivers than ever before.”
This year, we brought our partnership to new heights – literally! Earlier this month, we welcomed Curb Records Recording Artist and MOC Celebrity Supporter Filmore to perform both Live at 35 on his way to California and in patients’ rooms at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, where MOC just set up a new volunteer musician program. Check out the video to see Filmore as he surprised Customers on a flight and brought smiles to hospital patients.
To learn more about our work with Musicians On Call and to see past Live at 35 concerts, visit Southwest.fm.