Music to His Ears: Learning that he is cancer free charted a new course for one grateful patient


Scott Schreiber (pictured in the middle)
and his new country rock band, Copper
Hollow, was formed for the sole purpose
of raising funds for Banner MD Anderson
Cancer Center.

Grateful beyond measure for the gift of lifesaving care he received at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Scott Schreiber now uses his talent and passion for music to support others battling the disease.

“They saved my life,” Schreiber says of Banner MD Anderson. “And, put me on a course to what I am now – cancer free.”

Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, Scott uses the word “compassionate” frequently when describing his care and treatment at the Cancer Center. “Every aspect of the patient’s experience is built around compassion. Procedures are designed for comfort and to minimize stress. During my radiation treatments, I was greeted by name and was in and out in 15 minutes. Compassion runs through the whole facility.”

A seasoned musician, Scott had played for many years in a rock dance band, but stopped; then, started up again after learning he had cancer. His new country rock band, Copper Hollow, was formed for the sole purpose of raising funds for Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, with 100% of show profits designated for the Center’s Patient Assistance Fund. All band members are also volunteering their time and talents.

Copper Hollow’s next scheduled performance will be a big one. Held at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, February 3, 2022, in a 1,200-seat auditorium, this music event is happening near Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, featuring a VIP seating section and raffle for a signed guitar. Life insurance and annuity professionals, Emphasis Advisors, located in Gilbert, stepped us as the event sponsor, underwriting the cost of the auditorium.

For some patients, the cost of cancer treatment—even just the portion not covered by insurance—far exceeds their financial capabilities, adding stress and turmoil during an already challenging time. Through the generosity of donors to the Patient Assistance Fund at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, those battling cancer have access to much-needed financial help with certain treatment costs, lessening some of the burden along the way. Patients can apply for assistance to help cover the cost of diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy and even the purchase of a wig or supportive post-surgical garments.

Enjoy an evening of live music, while helping those who are fighting for their health. To attend this event, with all profits benefitting the Cancer Center’s Patient Assistance Fund, click here. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50 for premium seating.

“I support Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center because I’m cancer free today,” Schreiber explains. “For people struggling with this horrible disease, just know that Banner MD Anderson is here for you. I’ve never seen what they do anywhere else. There’s a level of compassion that’s just very unique. I hope to see you at the concert.”