Wescoville, Pennsylvania – From dancing to raffles, the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Alumni Association aims to end childhood cancer.
Christopher Bogden of Dance for a Cure Chair said:
For the first time since the pandemic, Dance for a Cure is back at Wescosville’s Shepherds Hill Golf Club. This will take place before his THON’s Big His Marathon at Penn State University on February 17th. All proceeds will go to THON and Four Diamonds, a childhood cancer charity. Dance for a Cure chair Christopher Bogden says he’s noticed a difference since its launch in 2013.
“When I first got involved with THON, there were 1 in 4 survivors. Today, there are 3 in 4 survivors,” says Bogden.
“The energy here is amazing,” said Orefield’s Debra Williams.
Debra Williams keeps coming back every year.
“This is a very good cause, a very good cause, and that’s why we come every year,” Williams said.
It was attended by professional instructors teaching Irish, Zumba, Native American and Belly Dance. The Nittany Lion mascot was front and center.
Lori Capes, co-founder of Dance for a Cure, said, “When it grows and you see all these people coming, it all becomes worthwhile.
Kapes said he hopes people will learn more about childhood cancer and THON in general. Bogden said he will continue to support researchers and childhood cancer caregivers.
“For now, I’m going to dance for therapy until one day I can dance in celebration,” Bogden said.