Music for a Cure
Music for a cure is a small non-profit charity organization helping bring music to critically ill children. Murphy and Julie Karges founded this organization in April of 2002. Murphy is a bass player for the band Sugar Ray. Ryan Michael Bates, a 16-year-old music fan from Huntington Beach, California who lost his battle against cancer in December of 2001, inspired Murphy to start this organization. “In his honor, we want to bring the joy of music to kids who are struggling with illness or hardship.” Music for a Cure raises money through fundraisers to give to critically ill children at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, UCI’s University Children’s Hospital and Orangewood. Music for a Cure’s goal is to give to the children who need it the most. We want to keep the child’s mind off of the illness they are struggling with. Whether it be bringing them a portable CD player with CD’s or even an instrument with music lessons. Whichever it may be it is our passion to bring a smile to these children’s faces.