Since I was in Kindergarten, my family has made it a point to attend Steve Stefani Dance Marathon every year, it was always a very special day. I would wait all day at elementary school, anxious for the hours we would spend watching students much older than me stand on their feet FTK. I always knew that I would participate in some way, big or small. Even at that age, there was no day, not even Christmas, or even my birthday, that I loved the way I loved SSDM.
Over the past four years, I have been part of the Steve Stefani Dance Marathon, first as a dancer, then sophomore year, joining the Communications committee in hopes of spreading the word in order to make a difference. Junior year I took on the role of Communications captain, and now, as a senior, I am taking a stand against childhood cancer as SSDM's Marketing Leader. By joining more than 90,000 Mini-THON students who are fundraising for Four Diamonds, the leadership team, my committee, and I are raising money so that no parent ever has to hear the words "your child has cancer".
In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease, with 16,000 kids diagnosed every year. The dollars I raise support some of the latest breakthroughs in childhood cancer research. Having a better understanding of how cancer works will help Four Diamonds’ researchers develop new, more effective treatments to test through clinical trials and save more lives.
Your support also ensures that every Four Diamonds child, regardless of income, receives the highest quality of childhood cancer care without ever seeing a bill for that care. But Four Diamonds needs your help to conquer childhood cancer. Please support my efforts to save more kids fighting cancer by making a donation today.