Maryville’s Kids Rock Cancer is partnering with GO! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend 2012 by participating in GO! For a Cause, the official charity running program of GO! St. Louis. The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, April 14 at 8 a.m. at Forest Park. The Marathon, Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay will all take place Sunday, April 15 at 7 a.m. in Downtown St. Louis. The entire Maryville community is encouraged to participate in the events and help raise money for Kids Rock Cancer!
“You are invited to make your race experience more fun and meaningful by running or walking the marathon, half marathon or 5K for Kids Rock Cancer,” said Kristie Skor, project director. “The funds raised through this program will help us bring the healing power of music therapy through songwriting to children battling cancer and other blood disorders in our community. Learn more and register for the team at Maryville.edu/go (you must also register separately with GO! for the event of your choice).”
Kids Rock Cancer is a program through Maryville University’s Music Therapy Program where certified music therapy students help children with cancer or other blood-related diseases compose and record their own songs. Children experience first-hand the joy and healing power of music by the side of a Maryville student. The program is designed to help children cope with the emotional side effects of being diagnosed with cancer and going through the stages of treatment. Kids Rock Cancer is currently offered at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis. Some of the composed songs are available to listen to on the Kids Rock Cancer blog, here.
Students can also choose to register for GO! St. Louis Marathon under a different charity.
GO! St. Louis is a local non-profit organization that “encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round.”
They accomplish their goal by organizing events and fitness activities through schools and communities. For more information on GO! St. Louis, visit the official website here.
Kids Rock Cancer relies on the generosity and support of the community, so all Maryville students, faculty, alumni, and staff are encouraged to join by pledging to either raise or donate funds at one of the following levels:
- Roadie $125
- Groupie $250
- Producer $500
- Composers Circle $1500*
*For the Composers Circle, people can form groups of up to ten people to train, raise funds and run in honor of a Kids Rock Cancer composer who will be matched with your team.
For more information about Kids Rock Cancer contact Kristie Skor, Project Director at 314-504-3767 or email@example.com.