Rich Russo, Director of Broadcast Services at JL Media Inc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of Musicians On Call-a unique charity whose mission is to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
With a colossal record collection and history of following his favorite touring artists around the world, Russo says, "Musicians on Call is the perfect match for me. The organization uses music to offer up comfort, strength and a much needed distraction for patients who otherwise might not be able to attend a live show even in the hospital’s common area. It’s a great honor to be part of this"
Russo’s altruism began early on in life. At the young age of 14, he lost his closest friend to a long battle with leukemia. Since then he has been involved with many charitable causes, including collecting over 300,000 worth of toys for the outpatient party for pediatric patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Musicians On Call is a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of people in healthcare facilities. Unlike some organizations that only work with specific illnesses, Musicians On Call facilitates healing from all types of sickness through the power of music. They have already touched over 82,000 individuals through volunteer performances.