Kids Rock Cancer http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Arts Therapy Organizations Give Kids With Cancer Positive Outlets http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-arts-therapy-organizations-give-kids-cancer-positive-outlets <p></p><p>Two arts therapy organizations in St. Louis will receive an influx in donations thanks to upcoming charitable concerts. Proceeds from the 4<sup>th</sup> Annual Pazaz Gala 2014 Saturday, February 8 at the Touhill will go to the dance therapy program Drea’s Dream, and a concert Thursday, February 13 at the Sheldon based on the music of <a href="http://www.alhammerman.com/">Al Hammerman</a> will benefit the songwriting therapy program Kids Rock Cancer.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:12:01 +0000 Camille Phillips 33548 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Arts Therapy Organizations Give Kids With Cancer Positive Outlets Brian Owens, Erin Bode And Peter Martin In Kids Rock Cancer Benefit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brian-owens-erin-bode-and-peter-martin-kids-rock-cancer-benefit <p><a href="http://blogs.maryville.edu/kidsrockcancer/about-us/">Kids Rock Cancer</a> is an outgrowth of Maryville University’s Music Therapy Program.&nbsp; Inspired by the program Purple Song Can Fly in Houston, Texas, the Maryville program goes into hospitals and works individually with children with cancer and other blood disorders.&nbsp; The musical therapist helps the child express a set of thoughts and ideas, turn them into lyrics of a song and compose a tune for the lyrics.&nbsp; Then the child gets to sing the song into a microphone with instrumental accompaniment.&nbsp; The result is Fri, 17 May 2013 21:02:13 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 26507 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brian Owens, Erin Bode And Peter Martin In Kids Rock Cancer Benefit