Music heals

NANAIMO – Music store collects donations for pediatric unit at Nanaimo hospital.

Jason Friesen

Jason Friesen

Jason Friesen, of Long and McQuade’s Nanaimo location, is collecting donations for music therapy in its eighth annual fundraising drive.

Until Dec. 31, donations will go toward the pediatric unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to help provide music and creative art.

More than $5,000 has been raised between the Nanaimo and Victoria stores, plus donations of musical instruments to the hospital’s program.