BENEFITING: MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF ST LOUIS
ORGANIZER: MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF ST LOUIS
EVENT: GO! for a Cause
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2012
I am honored to be running for the amazing kids of Kids Rock Cancer. It has been my joy for the last 2+ years to be inspired by their strength, resilience and courage. The titles of their songs say it all …. “Never Give Up”, “We Gotta Move On”, “I Know I’ll Get Through This”, “Don’t Worry, Don’t Stress, Just Think Positive”, “Stay Strong and Never Give Up”.
These kids endure needles and nausea, losing friends and missing school. Their challenges are there all day, every day; their future uncertain. And yet, their message is almost always one of encouragement and perseverance.
So in honor of these kids who endure a marathon with an unknown finish line, in honor of their parents, who watch them run the race helpless to jump in and take over for them, I run …. to bring the joy of music therapy during a hospital stay, to bring the gift of a song that forever captures their voice and thoughts, to bring them the chance to express whatever is on their mind and create their own uniquely beautiful work.
These kids are rock stars in every sense of the word. They have written moving, powerful songs. They are strong as rocks and they shine like stars.
Will you join me in running for a rock star? You can run, walk, recruit, donate – it all makes a difference. Every $10 adds up to create a session that produces a song that lasts a lifetime.