Rock Out with Club Rock

Calling all young professionals … Make new friends while you make a difference!

Club Rock is the Young Professionals advisory board of Kids Rock Cancer, Maryville University’s one-of-a-kind music therapy program for kids and teens whose lives have been rocked by cancer.

Kids Rock Cancer provides therapeutic songwriting sessions for kids battling cancer and other blood disorders — or kids whose parent or sibling has been diagnosed. Sessions take place at cancer treatment and support centers all around St. Louis. During a session, kids work with a music therapist to write and compose their own song. Then they put on the headphones and sing their heart out — the song is recorded on a CD for them to keep and take home.

Voila! They’re a rock star!

Club Rock Members help:

  • Raise funds
  • Raise awareness
  • Volunteer at events

Club Rock launched in 2016 as a way for young adults in their 20s and 30s to meet, network and socialize while they rally around a cause. Here’s where we’ve been so far:

Click here to view photos from our Club Rock events.

Club Rock F.A.Q.s

Is there a time commitment?

There is no mandatory time commitment, but we hope you’ll attend meetings as often as possible. The Club Rock committee meets four times a year in the evening at a central location in St. Louis. Meetings are casual and relaxed, with time to enjoy food, drinks and conversation … and the chance to learn what’s new with Kids Rock Cancer. It’s also the time to plan fun new events and sign up to volunteer.   

Is there a cost to join?

We suggest a tax-deductible donation of $25-50 each year to support Kids Rock Cancer. Donations of varying amounts are also requested at events; however, most include complimentary appetizers and drinks.

I’m not a musician. How can I help?

Our highly-trained, certified music therapists provide the sessions, but you can help keep the music playing. Simply join Club Rock and help us plan monthly events for other young professionals in St. Louis. Or lend an extra pair of hands at Kids Rock Cancer events that take place throughout the year.

Can I attend an event before I join?

Absolutely — bring your friends too! Check out Kids Rock Cancer’s Facebook page to stay up to date on upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you!

How can I join?

Contact Brittany Brown at or 314.529.9631.

Meet the Chair

Anne Zanola is the current Club Rock chair. She first got involved with Kids Rock Cancer after undergoing treatment for breast cancer and has served as a member of its Advisory Council since 2014.

“After I finished treatment, it was very important for me to give back to the cancer community as it had done so much for me,” Anne says. “When a family friend told me about the unique way Kids Rock Cancer helps local kids battling cancer and blood diseases, I knew I had to be a part of it. I love that Kids Rock Cancer is both a therapy and a fun distraction. Kids get to feel like rock stars while opening up about what they are going through.”

Anne is excited to work with fellow Club Rock members to introduce Kids Rock Cancer to new audiences throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Outside of her involvement with Kids Rock Cancer, Anne works as a vice president at Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm, and enjoys traveling, working out and spending time with friends and family.

Who’s already in the Club?

These Club Rock members are already making a difference!

Brian Bauer Bobby Mills
Rachel Bishop Michael Odenwald
Nick Borders Mike Poletti
Dominique Brown Tracie Sandheinrich
Mark Cohen Cara Stern
Ryan Eversole Paul Vitale
Jarrett Fleming Ashley Warmbrodt
Chris Gebert Jaime Wilhite
Katie Hebson Hannah Wilson
Naomi Ishihara Nick Winston
Ashley Koseck Kyley Yanker
Julie Krebel Anne Zanola
Sara Leeman Lauren Ziegler
Joey Lillis



Contact Brittany Brown at or 314.529.9631.