I was very honored to attend a benefit a few weeks ago for the Lights Camera Cure Foundation. They raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer patient support and research and will be holding their annual Hollywood Dance Marathon on April 2nd, 2016 from 1-7 pm at the Avalon in Hollywood. This dynamic benefit is the first citywide dance marathon in Los Angeles and brings together participants from all over Southern California dancing for a cure to pediatric cancer.
Cancer survivor Clare Bowen of the hit television show "Nashville" will be honored with the "Lights Camera Cure Spotlight Award." The award will be presented to Ms. Bowen at the event in recognition of her passion and dedication to shining a spotlight on this cause, in addition to her personal bravery for sharing her own childhood cancer story that always inspires children and their families to help them overcome the myriad challenges of pediatric cancer.
The Hollywood Dance Marathon is a high-energy dance party featuring non-stop entertainment, a silent auction, food, drinks and more. In its first four years, the event has raised nearly $300,000, providing funds for support of pediatric cancer patients and families and for research.
Proceeds from this year's event will go to pediatric cancer programs at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
"We are very excited to bring people together in Los Angeles for our 5th year of dancing for a cure to pediatric cancer. No parent should have to hear the words 'your child has cancer,'" says Executive Director Gary Werkheiser. "We are also extremely honored to present the Spotlight Award to Ms. Bowen for her courage and inspiration."
For more information on Lights Camera Cure and to purchase tickets to the Hollywood Dance Marathon please visit www.lightscameracure.com