Tom Petty Birthday Bash is dedicated to bringing awareness and providing support to a local Gainesville program called UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine.
Every day at UF Health in Gainesville, FL, professional musicians trained to work in the healthcare setting, impact the lives of patients and staff by performing music at the bedside. In addition, these musicians participate in clinical research and education programs that demonstrates the capacity of music to reduce suffering, and empower musicians to do this work in other communities across the US and abroad.
In 2018, we started The Music in Medicine fund to help ensure sustainable funding for the work of these talented musicians, and the transformative work they do.
UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is a UF Health 501C3 not-for-profit organization.