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Medical Center seeking music therapy grant


The Medical Center of Central Georgia is in the running for a nationwide contest for a $15,600 grant from Livestrong for a music therapy program for cancer patients.

The Jeffrey Frank Wacks Music Therapy Program uses music to improve pain management and relive stress for patients battling cancer.

In 2012, Macon won another grant from Livestrong to implement an art program for outpatients that was so successful, they kept it going even after the grant expired.

Nurses say the art program has gotten patients excited to come in for chemotherapy treatments. "It's just something to do so you're not worried all the time," says patient Melissa Coston. Coston has lung cancer and has been doing the art program since starting her treatment.

In order to win the grant, Macon will need to win the most votes nationwide. To vote for the Medical Center visit votemacon.org.

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