Lisa Flaxman

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: founder and president of musiKids, a Washington, D.C.-area music program for infants and young children that relied on professional musicians and experienced early childhood educators who encouraged children to sing, play, listen, and move with a dynamic teaching approach, who wrote many articles on early childhood musical development, helped schools and day-care centers to evaluate their early childhood music programs, and provided teacher training and guidance to integrate music into the curriculum, and who was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2007 for founding musiKares, a nonprofit program dedicated to building music libraries and providing musical programs for Georgetown Hospital patients to help relieve their anxiety.

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: June 21, 1965

 

Died: January 14, 2009

 

Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland