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Members of the Maryville Kids Rock Cancer team recently shared the spotlight with performer Brian Owens (center) and a Kids Rock Cancer program participant.

Members of the Maryville Kids Rock Cancer team recently shared the spotlight with performer Brian Owens (center) and a Kids Rock Cancer program participant.

Sterling Bank, 16100 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, recently hosted a Business After Hours and concert featuring Brian Owens as part of the bank’s sponsorship of the Kids Rock Cancer Salon Series.

Sterling Bank is a long-time supporter of the innovative music therapy program provided at no cost by Maryville University to children with cancer and other blood disorders.

Cancer patients who participate in Kids Rock Cancer have the opportunity to work with  a Maryville music therapist and create their own personal song. The child and therapist work together to compose a tune for lyrics that the child writes. The child records the song with background instrumentation provided by guitar, keyboard and computer software. When they have finished, the child receives a CD recording as a legacy piece that becomes uniquely his or her own. To learn more, visit kidsrockcancer.org.

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