San Diego, CA (November 13, 2009) The American Music Therapy Association Awarded its 2009 Advocate of Music Therapy Award to Raising The Blues, Ltd. for its work to bring interactive musical opportunities to children in hospitals across New England. In an award ceremony in San Diego, CA, President of AMTA Barbara Wheeler, presented the Award to Raising The Blues, Ltd. Founder & Executive Director, Ruth Atherton. "We were extremely proud of the nomination made by Shriner's Hospital Boston Music Therapist Annette Whitehead-Pleaux" said Atherton. "We were truly honored by this Award. It is a testament to the tremendous work of the musicians, Blues educators and volunteers working in the Raising The Blues, Ltd. programs. We greatly appreciate the national recognition of this remarkable organization, whose members have devoted their careers to the clinical benefits of music."
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