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    Music for Everybody grants to honor late pediatrician Steven Killough | Leisure

    Music for Everybody, the Lancaster-based nonprofit devoted to cultivating the facility of music, has introduced a brand new grant monitor in honor of a late Lancaster County pediatrician.

    The Dr. Steven Killough Grant To Promote Youth Properly-Being By the Energy of Music is made doable by way of a donation from Lancaster Pediatrics, in accordance with a information launch from the nonprofit.

    Killough was a pediatrician with Lancaster Pediatric Associates for greater than 30 years. Killough was hit by a car whereas strolling in downtown Lancaster in 2021 and died of a traumatic head harm sustained within the crash, Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni confirmed in earlier reporting.

    The grant will honor Killough’s reminiscence by supporting applications all through Lancaster County that use music as a well-being instrument for these ages 12-21. Organizations have to be a registered public faculty of a 501(c) nonprofit to be eligible. Purposes are open now at musicforeveryone.org; the deadline to use is June 1.

    ”It was vital to Lancaster Pediatrics that we bear in mind and honor Dr. Killough with one thing that fosters resilience, connection and optimism since that’s what Steve gave to all of us and to his neighborhood,” stated Dr. Pia Fenimore, a pediatrician and companion at Lancaster Pediatrics, in a information launch. Fenimore can be a columnist for LNP | LancasterOnline.

    “The mission of Music for Everybody aligns completely with the way in which Steve led his life,” Fenimore continued. “We’re grateful that Music for Everybody has agreed to be the steward for a grant that we all know may have affect whereas persevering with to help the legacy of our pal Steve Killough. “

    Killough’s spouse, Nan Killough, stated the grant is becoming, as her late husband loved music all through his life – from enjoying guitar as an adolescent to taking part in Music for Everybody’s Ukulele Rebellion group as an grownup.

    “His love of music formed the form of physician that he grew to become,” Nan Killough stated within the information launch. “When he contemplated retirement, he dreamed about becoming a member of a rock ‘n’ roll band. We’re grateful and so admire Lancaster Pediatrics’ beneficiant donation that honors Steve in such an acceptable approach.”

    Music for Everybody has invested over $4 million in grants, scholarships and direct program help in class and neighborhood applications since its founding in 2006, in accordance with a information launch. The group offers grants to varsities for instrument repairs, places pianos on the streets of Lancaster by way of its annual Keys for the Metropolis program, organizes free live shows downtown throughout Music Fridays and extra.

    To study extra about Music for Everybody or to use for the grant in Killough’s honor, go to musicforeveryone.org.

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