Lights, Camera, Cure

I remember growing up and hearing about children dying of leukemia, the most commonly known cancer in children.

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This is me working on my web series

What people don’t know is that every year, over 15,000 children and nearly 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. Maybe not as many as adults, but think about this.  These are young people whose life has been cut short and not given a chance to make their mark in this world.

I have committed myself to stay on my feet for a good six hours for the sake of raising money for a cure for childhood cancer.  Yes, I’m going to jiggle this 69 year old body for a worthy cause.

WHY?

In 1978, my daughter, Tina, lost a very dear friend of hers to cancer. This was a vivacious young teen, who was diagnosed at the end of the school year, received treatments, went into remission and then died the following summer.  This was a kid, well liked, friendly and easy to talk to. If Tina wasn’t home, Mike would think nothing of keeping me on the phone chatting for hours. He was that kind of kid. It devastated everyone who knew him. For a brief period there was hope because he was doing so well and we thought he had it licked. It was painful, not only for her but everyone in her class.

I have committed to raise at least $300 MINIMUM

With your help – HIT DONATE NOW -let’s make it be more.

It is the 5th Annual Hollywood Dance Marathon presented by Lights Camera Cure  which features hundreds of participants dancing for 6 hours, raising money and awareness to battle pediatric and young adult cancer.

One day we’ll dance in celebration — until then we’ll dance for a cure!

There will be live music, DJs, dance groups, celebrity VIPs, silent auction, red carpet, and raffle prizes are REALLY FUN!

WHEN AND WHERE?

  • Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • 1pm-7pm
  • Avalon Theater – 1735 N. Vine St., Hollywood

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Pediatric and young adult cancer programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

You can help by joining my team. This is me at my computer working on my screenplay and entreating you to help me reach my goal.

I’m not asking can you do it, but will you do it…FOR THE CHILDREN?

JOIN A TEAM! — MY TEAM PREFERABLY

The best way is to be a part of a team. If you already signed up as an individual dancer and now want to join your friend’s team or create a new one, email quintas@crowdrise.com and they’ll help you out!

IF  You CAN’T ATTEND?

Stop in at my link and help my team reach their goal or…

Register and have your own dance party at home — LCC will be live streaming the event!

REGISTER TO BE A DANCER/FUNDRAISER

  • REGISTER as an individual or grab some friends and create a team of your own. It’s more fun to DANCE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!
  • Your $30 registration fee goes toward the suggested minimum fundraising goal of $300 per dancer/team.

EVENT PRODUCERS The event is co-produced by Lights Camera Cure (LCC), a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the Penn State Los Angeles Alumni Chapter (PSULA).

Please visit our websiteLightsCameraCure.com for more information, to become a sponsor, or to see photos/videos from previous events.

QUESTIONS / COMMENTS

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to dancers@lightscameracure.com

What people do not realize is that there are many children fighting this horrible disease and we are all so totally unaware.  We hear of adults with cancer and we immediately respond, but we are seldom informed when a child gets cancer.

I THANK YOU!!

This is me ; > ) smiling.

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Happy you decided to help!

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Lights, Camera, Cure

      1. I’m just glad she doesn’t have my legs. She does harbor my knack for ignoring people for long periods of time, then getting back to them as though it were not long.

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