"I am a human being first, a musician second, a cellist third.” -- Pablo Casals

In 2012, Allegra started organizing fellow students to play music for patients and loved ones in the cancer wards at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. From a student group to an award-winning nonprofit, Sharing Notes has now served over 35,000 people in Chicago hospitals.

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Allegra shares a drum with a young girl and her mother at La Rabida Children's Hospital